Glistening glass, fabolous flora and astonishing stories - all are to be found between the covers of this book, telling a tale of flowers that never fade. These everlasting blooms, made of glimmering glass beads, are the result of a fascinating historical handicraft with French and Venetian roots. While antique beaded flowers have become collectors' items, the tradition contiunues across the globe of designing new flowers as reminders of memorable moments - a summer, a special occasion or a beloved person.
Ragnar Levi is an author and science journalist with a sensitive eye for this delicate and elaborate handicraft. Teaming up with the flower photographer Edvard Koinberg, he has created this unique and heart-warming book about a lost cultural heritage from the Europé of days long past.