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Name On Grain Of Rice: An Ancient Symbol Of Prosperity

A grain of rice is super tiny, yet it conveys a very powerful message. In many ancient cultures and traditions, rice is considered an important symbol of good luck. It stands for hope, prosperity, even fertility, and gifting rice to someone in the form of art shows your empathy, your love, and that you care deeply about the person.

Rice art and rice jewelry have been around for thousands of years, and are becoming more and more popular in today's society. Because of its size, turning rice into a personalized gift takes a lot of talent and patience. Back in the days, in ancient Turkey and India where this form of art originates, artisans used to engrave whole messages onto a single grain of rice and use it for communication purposes as well as displaying their skills.

According to legend, a Turkish artisan once managed to write 200 words on a single grain of rice. Some artists have refined their techniques and are even painting whole pictures onto a single rice grain. Each one is different, unique in its design and presentation.

Ancient symbolism

Having someone’s name engraved on a grain of rice will be a gift highly appreciated by those that receive the gift. They won’t be able to help themselves but admire the intricate and complex work, as well as the ancient symbolism that lies behind it. Gifting rice art is said to bring good luck to the recipients, it will keep them safe from harm and help them flourish.

Rice means wealth. The more you have, the more prosperous you are. For some, rice also symbolizes the connection with Mother Earth. It’s one of the oldest grains on the planet, believed to have been around for more than 5000 years. Especially in many Asian countries, rice is the most important food source, feeding and nourishing millions of people daily. Without rice, many of them would starve to death.

Gifting love and prosperity

We all have people that we love and cherish. And what we wish most is for them to be happy, healthy and to live a life in prosperity. You can put all of those wishes into a single grain of rice and conserve it for eternity. After engraving the rice gets dipped into a special non-toxic solution that will keep the ink from fading. The grain is then placed into a container filled with oil and sealed off

Putting someone’s name on a grain of rice will not only add a very personal touch. It will also show the person that they are in your thoughts, and it will remind them constantly how special and blessed they are.

Rice art and rice jewelry make perfect gifts for special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and graduations. You can gift them to say thank you to someone special in your life, to express your deepest sentiments and feelings or send it as a souvenir to family members, friends, and colleagues.

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by Mara Schneider

Hi, I'm Mara. I was born and raised in Germany where I trained and worked as a journalist for many years. However, I have always had a passion to travel, have lived in the US and in Australia and immigrated to New Zealand in 2010. After starting a new career as an Early Childhood Teacher I eventually went back to writing. I wanted to work from home so I could spend more time with my daughter. She drives me up the walls but I am loving every minute of it =D

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