Carrie Hansen Swan Textile Design- I actually love this as a tattoo idea, just one bird between shoulder blades...

Carrie Hansen Swan Textile Design- I actually love this as a tattoo idea, just one bird between shoulder blades...

taishou-kun: “Kayama Matazo 加山 又造 (1927-2004) A thousand cranes 千羽鶴 - pair of six-fold screens - The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan - 1970 ”

taishou-kun: “Kayama Matazo 加山 又造 (1927-2004) A thousand cranes 千羽鶴 - pair of six-fold screens - The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan - 1970 ”

Kimono fabric ~Via Gaijin Crafter http://www.thekimonocompany.co.uk/acatalog/popup_craneswirl_royal.jpg

Kimono fabric ~Via Gaijin Crafter http://www.thekimonocompany.co.uk/acatalog/popup_craneswirl_royal.jpg

Crane Symbol The crane has a remarkable position in Celtic lore. The crane is believed to be the messenger of the gods and to have a high degree of wisdom. The crane represents higher states of consciousness. In addition, both the male and female crane incubate their eggs and protect their young. For this reason, they are also symbolic of parenthood. Cranes avoid direct confrontation whenever possible, and exhibit a complex array of threatening behaviors when necessary to prevent battles…

Crane Symbol The crane has a remarkable position in Celtic lore. The crane is believed to be the messenger of the gods and to have a high degree of wisdom. The crane represents higher states of consciousness. In addition, both the male and female crane incubate their eggs and protect their young. For this reason, they are also symbolic of parenthood. Cranes avoid direct confrontation whenever possible, and exhibit a complex array of threatening behaviors when necessary to prevent battles…

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