The LAKSHMI Story
The simple patterns within this lino cut repeat and magnify from the centre outwards, abstract layers of flowers and leaves, symbolising Abundance. This pattern been created in celebration of the Hindu goddess of wealth and fortune, Lakshmi.
The lino cut used in this fabric is inspired by the richly decorated panels and pillars from a wooden Nepaliese Pavilion painstakingly carved for Expo in Brisbane by my Nepalese sister-in-law Laxmi. She began woodcarving in Nepal when she was 13 years old and travelled the world demonstrating her skill.
The fabric is designed to emulate a rich blend of Indian and Asian influences – each square connecting together – to build an atmosphere which is warm and inviting .