Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Myths, folklore & symbolism
Baladachin: A fabric or structure representing a canopy that is fixed or carried over an important person or sacred object. Particularly in the Orient, it symbolizes the dignity of the ruler (thus it was usually made of silk). In Christian architecture it is typically placed over the altar, chancel, tombs, and statues; symbolically it increases the spiritual significance or power of whomever sits or stands beneath it. (Herder)

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