Iris: valor, wisdom, faith
The ancient Egyptians used these flowers to decorate the scepters of pharaohs and adorn victorious soldiers as representations of power and victory. The iris also inspired the fleur-de-lis used by French royalty. The iris’ three upper petals were then said to represent valor, wisdom, and faith.
This print is part of the Language of Flowers Series:
The idea of flowers with meanings started in the Victorian era when proper etiquette dictated it was uncouth to blatantly express your true emotions. I was instantly intrigued and enamored with the idea of flowers holding secret meanings. It felt magical and special. Most visual representations lean Victorian in aesthetic, but I was excited to bring this concept to life in a modern yet nostalgic way.