The Symbolism of the Bamboo

Danica Maricic, Design Editor & Communications Manager

April 26, 2016

Garden

Bamboo is primarily found in tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, however, thanks to a large number of species under the common name of bamboo, thrives in diverse climates, and therefore is present on other continents as well.

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The woody stems of bamboo are a popular material from which houses are constructed, and floor coverings and furniture are made, for example – garden furniture.

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In the Far East, bamboo symbolizes longevity, health, strength, optimism. Also, it is considered that its upright and durable stem is the path to spiritual enlightenment.

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In India, this fast-growing plant is the symbol of friendship. Moreover, in the majority of Asian cultures, bamboo is often mentioned in various myths and legends.

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