A long time ago, long before the appearance of humans, the only visible parts of the earth was snow-covered peaks of the high mountains. The sun was melting the snow, causing the water to descend from the mountains, forming waterfalls. Those bubbling foam rushed towards the oceans, and then, evaporating, formed clouds. But over time, these clouds completely obscured from the sun view of the earth.
The sun wanted to remove this impenetrable cover and there was a heavy rain, after which a huge rainbow was formed, embracing the whole sky.
Admired unprecedented spectacle immortal spirits began to flock to the rainbow from all over the place. Everyone wanted to take a place on the colorful bridge. They sat down on it and sang together. Little by little, the rainbow sagged under their weight, until it collapsed to the ground, crumbling into a myriad of small colorful sparks.
The spirits held their breath and watched the fantastic multicolored rain. Every bit of land was accepted with gratitude by the fragments of the heavenly bridge. Those that were caught by the trees, turned into orchids.
This started the triumphal procession of orchids on the ground. Colored lanterns became more and more, and has no one flower did not dare to challenge the right orchids to be called the Queen of the flower Kingdom...
This beautiful legend about the origin of orchids originated among the Maori tribes in New Zealand.
Blue Orchid pendant on sodalite.
Hand multi-layer painting in the technique of ancient masters.
Pendant covered with a durable protective gloss varnish.