The Varga Safari Collection evokes the spirit and majesty of the vast African savannah dotted with exotic animals such as lions and gazelles. A wide variety of safari animals are expertly etched onto the surface of this high quality crystal. The level of detail that can be seen in these etchings is really quite remarkable.
The African savannah ecosystem is a tropical grassland with warm temperatures year-round. The savanah is characterized by grasses and small or dispersed trees that do not form a closed canopy, allowing sunlight to reach the ground. Allowing sunlight to reach these beautifully cut crystal forms brings each well-thought-out etched detail to life with an array of rainbow-colored light.
The symbolic meaning of lions, as one might imagine, primarily deals with strength. To see a lion in its natural habitat is one of the most humbling and impressive sights an African safari can offer. The regal splendor of this creature is captured perfectly in the Varga Safari Collection.
The awe-inspiring magnificence of the elephant is undeniable. As the largest living terrestrial animal on Earth, their size alone is overwhelming. The elephant is associated with Buddha and the Indian deity Ganesh and can be used to symbolize power, wisdom, strength, protection of the home, fertility, and general good luck. Many Feng Shui practitioners believe that elephants should have their trunks facing upwards to represent prosperity, good luck, and success. The etched elephant on the Safari Collection proudly stands with its trunk erect.
The giraffe symbolizes seeing the bigger picture. The giraffe’s long legs move very gracefully across the grassy savannah. This animal with its beautiful patchwork camouflage and long neck reaches for the very best sustenance on the top of the trees. You can reach for the very best by owning this beautifully cut crystal collection.
In Egyptian mythology the hippopotamus is synonymous with fertility, pregnancy and motherhood, because the mothers are very protective of their young. Egyptians observed hippos lounging about the Nile river. That river is a symbol of life. The word hippopotamus is a combination of the Greek words hippos, meaning “horse” and potamos, meaning “river.” The rotund lines of the hippo are captured exceptionally well in its etching in these crystal forms.
The gazelle is a symbol of awareness, speed, grace and agility. It is a synonymous of positivity as this animal prances merrily across the plains.
The fastest land animal is the cheetah. It has been widely portrayed in a variety of artistic works. In Bacchus and Ariadne, an oil painting by the 16th-century Italian painter Titian, the chariot of the Greek god Dionysus is depicted as being drawn by two cheetahs. In this painting Bacchus immediately falls in love with Ariadne. He leaps from his chariot, drawn by two cheetahs, towards her. It is perhaps the greatest depiction of love at first sight. The cheetah is the perfect combination of beauty, grace and functionality… exactly like this Varga Safari Collection. You can own the whole spirit of the safari in this exquisite tableware. Order now!