Palm Sunday

English Art Deco Vase by William Mycock for Pilkington Royal Lancastrian (LEO Design)

Today is Palm Sunday, the day when Christians recall and reflect upon the Passion and death of Jesus.  Palms are blessed,  held aloft during services and often taken home and displayed until the next Palm Sunday.  It is also one week until Easter—the single most important day of the Christian calendar.

Palm motifs—stylized or realistically presented—have been used in art, architecture and the decorative arts for thousands of years.   Shown above, an English ceramic vase by William Mycock for Pilkington Royal Lancastrian.  It was made in the 1920’s or 1930’s and uses a stylized, repeating palm branch motif incised into the clay.  Please click on the photo to learn more about it.


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