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Permanent Peace Crane Ornaments, Cake Toppers, Favors and Place Card Holders
by Nancy McNally of San Francisco

This is a link to all the peace cranes in my shop made with peony paper:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/localcolorist/search?search_query=peony&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5153451&shopname=localcolorist

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Peony or paeony is a name for plants in the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the flowering plant family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, southern Europe and western North America.
Boundaries between species are not clear and estimates of the number of species range from 25 to 40

The peony is named after Paeon (also spelled Paean), a student of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing. Asclepius became jealous of his pupil; Zeus saved Paeon from the wrath of Asclepius by turning him into the peony flower

The peony is among the longest-used flowers in ornamental culture and is one of the smallest living creature national emblems in China. Along with the plum blossom, it is a traditional floral symbol of Mongolia, where the Paeonia suffruticosa is called (mǔdān). It is also known as (fùguìhuā) "flower of riches and honor," and is used symbolically in Chinese art. In 1903, the Qing Dynasty declared the peony as the national flower. Currently, the Republic of China on Taiwan designates the plum blossom as the national flower, while the People's Republic of China has no legally designated national flower. In 1994, the peony was proposed as the national flower after a nationwide poll, but the National People's Congress failed to ratify the selection. In 2003, another selection process has begun, but to date, no choice has been made.

In Japan, Paeonia lactiflora used to be called ebisugusuri ("foreign medicine"). In kampo (the Japanese adaptation of Chinese medicine), its root was used as a treatment for convulsions. It is also cultivated as a garden plant. In Japan Paeonia suffruticosa is called the "The King of flowers" and Paeonia lactiflora is called the "prime minister of flowers."[


Mischievous nymphs were said to hide in the petals of the Peony thus causing this magnificent flower to be given the meaning of Shame or Bashfulness in the Language of Flowers. It was named after Paeon, a physician to the gods, who obtained the plant on Mount Olympus from the mother of Apollo. Once planted the Peony likes to be left alone and punishes those who try to move it by not flowering again for several years. Once established, however, it produces splendid blooms each year for decades (Taken from The Language of Flowers edited by Sheila Pickles, 1990)

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If you qualify for a discount please email me first and I will list a reserved posting for you. Thanks so much.
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Permanent origami peace crane ornaments by Nancy McNally;
hard glazed for keepsake collecting; jewel and wire attached for hanging; custom orders encouraged for table top and party decorations. size: 3" X 6" Extra stock is available for all the cranes shown in this store. Click on thumbnails to see a few of many alternative cranes available, and contact me.

Tie this onto your wrapped gift to add affordable luxury. Place a few of these permanently glazed ornaments in a box and you have a luxurious gift for a modest price! Fans of these keepsake peace cranes treasure them. Mobiles made of these cranes are a favorite way to display these cranes. A few cranes hanging from beautiful branches in a vase or are a lovely interior design accent.

Buy 5-9 peace cranes and receive an extra crane for no charge !
25% discount if you buy ten cranes,
35% discount if you buy 25 or more.


If you would like to continue shopping, my main shop page is here:

http://www.localcolorist.etsy.com

Golden Peony Peace Crane Bird Wedding Cake Topper Party Favor Origami Ornament Japanese Eco Friendly Paper Place Card Holder Table Decor

$8.00

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Occasion: Wedding
  • Primary color: White
  • Secondary color: Pink
  • Holiday: Christmas
  • Materials: paper, jewel, wire, glitter, glaze
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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