4.14.12 Tulips in Vase

Although I love the colors of tulips, I’m also interested in their linear quality, especially in a glass vase. Most people think of The Netherlands when they see tulips but they originated in the Ottoman Empire (Turkey, Persia, Iran) before they were brought to Northwestern Europe. In the early 1600’s, they became so valued that they were considered a currency by many, creating a “tulip mania” for awhile.

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