The Lotus symbolises darkness into light, ignorance into knowledge. The shape also symbolises the 7 energy centres in the human body, we all know as the chakras.
This holder is made out of delicate Capiz Shells. These shells are actually the outer shell of a marine mollusc, more commonly known as "windowpane oyster". Once cleaned, the shells are naturally translucent and, when painted, allow for a glorious interplay between light and colour.