Half Rainbow Suncatcher (Handmade in Bali)
This simple (yet effective) little semi-transparent mobile is great for hanging in the window and bringing all the colours of the rainbow into your room.
These have been hand-made in Bali by an organisation that supports local schools. (See below for more information). Between the wire frame is filled with opaque resin with a slightly bevelled surface, which aids the reflection of light as it passes through.
As this is hand-made the colouring can vary by minor shades (but not much), but quality is constant.
Size of Suncatcher: Total hanging length of suncatcher (from the top wire loop to the bottom) is approx 20.5cm. The width across the rainbow at widest point is roughly 16cm.
Dictionary Terms Explained
Bali Chimes & Suncatchers
- Funding schools in Bali
Fair trade with Bali:
- Bridge between supernatural and natural worlds, hope, equality
The rainbow, featuring an arc of seven colours (red, orange, yellow, green, battle, indigo and violet), is typically regarded as a bridging symbol - bringing together the supernatural and natural worlds. The arc of the rainbow touching the surface of the earth is seen as representing hope, treasure and fertility, as the familiar phrase, 'a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow' emphasizes.
The symbol has featured widely in different cultures, each adding their own unique meaning. In Greek myths, it was Iris the rainbow goddess who conveyed messages to earth from Zeus and Hera. In Norse legends, a rainbow representing the bridge Byfrost, and a similar notion was used in Japan for the seven-coloured staircase Buddha comes down when returning from heaven. The rainbow features in Christianity, too, notably during the great flood when a rainbow appeared above Noah's ark.