Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging, also known as kadō the "way of flowers." More than simply putting flowers in a container, ikebana is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together. Ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, and draws emphasis towards shape, line & form. Though ikebana is a creative expression, it has certain rules governing its form. The main rule is that all the elements used in construction MUST be organic, be they branches, leaves, grasses, or flowers. The artist's intention behind each arrangement is shown through a piece's color combinations, natural shapes, graceful lines, and the usually implied meaning of the arrangement.
The Ikebana arrangements in this gift gallery are designed in special hand-made in the USA pottery vases. The vase is itself a very special gift that can be used over and over to make your own unique Ikebana designs.