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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Double-headed eagle, in quilling

The article is taken from WIKIPEDIA,  to let you know what this quille bird means. The double-headed eagle is a common symbol in heraldry and vexillology. It is most commonly associated with the Byzantine Empire, the Holy Roman Empire, the Russian Empire and their successor states. In Byzantine heraldry, the heads represent the Emperor having authority over both secular and religious matters, Byzantine emperors were regarded as Christ's vicegerent on Earth. It also signified the dominance of the Byzantine Emperors over both East and West. In the Holy Roman Empire's heraldry, it  represented the church and the state. Several Eastern European nations adopted it from the Byzantines and continue to use it as their national symbol to this day. This symbol is used in many ancient flags of Sri Lanka too. The country I come from :)

It's been a month since I quilled anything. Sometimes you get bored doing the same thing all the time so I had to take a break. Hope you would like this too. Thank you my dear followers and visitors for keeping my blog going :)

9 comments:

Baukje said...

wow! beautiful creation and beautiful colors
I love all your work!
Greetings Baukje

chillin with Quillin said...

is this what you said was ugly, hope not, its awesome as always your pics are awesome !!!!
Paula

kasia123 said...

To jest naprawde piękne. Pozdrawiam

Priyadarshini said...

Lovely creation as always!!

SUGANTHI said...

How well you shape your strips Annie. Amazing work.

Arlene said...

Very nice Anastasia. As always intricate and unique :)

Molly Smith said...

Oh my word, this is amazing! Very interesting reading about the symbolism. The design is wonderful, so pretty, Annie!
hugs from Texas xo
-Molly

Christine Thamotheram said...

Yup I always admire the way you shape your strips as Suganthi says. Never seen anyone do it better. How you get those tiny shapes amazes me no end!!
Love to have you comment on my latest project.
http://ajourneyintoquilling.blogspot.com
Chris

Celia D. said...

Beautiful!
Love your crafts and your blog!
Regards :)

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