Koi, or literally translated brocaded carp, are coloured varieties of the Amur carp, and symbolise overcoming adversity. Legend says a huge school of golden koi gained strength swimming against a strong current in the Yellow River. When they reached a waterfall, a few tried to leap over the top of it, until one, a black koi, succeeded. Though many tried, only the few who refused to give up, succeeded.
Nicky had heard of this legend and it resonated with her, as she and her fellow designers have been working hard to help Moorcroft overcome adversity the Company faced with the arrival of Coronavirus, through the medium of their art. Nicky’s prestigious vase shows a single black koi which has successfully made the leap over the waterfall, while another, in the foreground, is just about to leap, as it changes from gold to black, mid leap.
The legend ends by saying that those koi that gave up their battle to go upriver and swim back, turned from gold to blue, and a few of these koi can be seen amongst the swirls foam of the waterfall. Where the neck of the vase narrows, a snow-capped mountain can be seen, behind which a red setting sun can be clearly seen, only partially hidden by branches and blossom.
- Designer: Nicola Slaney
- Dimensions: H 41.50 x W 14.00 x D 14.00 cm
- Availability: Sold Out, Please try an alternative Moorcroft stockist
- Product Width14.00cm
- Product Height41.50cm
- Product Depth14.00cm
- Designer:Nicola Slaney
- Limited Edition Size:15
- Design Window (Style):Fish & Water