"Bluebird" shawl

The blue bird. It brings calmness, cosmic silence and freedom. It brings dragons, unicorns, horses and rebirth – everything is here, in this place. The embroidery was inspired by the Russian north, so there is a lot of symbolism in this held back design. With her wide spread wings the bird protects a metaphorical girl on a unicorn. The bird has many different names – Simurg, Simargl, Senmurv, Sirin, Blue Bird – all coming from ancient tongues – Zoroastrian, Indo-European, Iranian, Turkic... Everything in this world has blended together over the millennia. The bird of many names – she who stores the seeds of the World Tree, she who flies through the time, she who protects all living things in this world.