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Re: Aroids in Art

  • Subject: Re: Aroids in Art
  • From: "Peter Boyce" <botanist@malesiana.com>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 06:51:47 +0800

Hi Hermine... not all... BUT Arum maculatum is in European folklore very 
much associated with human (and other mammalian) sexuality; most of the 
common names (Lords & Ladies, Cuckoo Pint, Dog's Dibble, Wake Robin, and so 
forth) are laced with sexual innuendo.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "hermine" <hermine@endangeredspecies.com>
To: "Discussion of aroids" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>; "Discussion of aroids" 
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2007 6:50 PM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Aroids in Art

>>What an interesting use of the ''Lorda and Ladies"' legend and
>>motifs!   I was also struck by the fact that even the hooded hunting
>>falconet of the right hand of the lady also had its feathers
>>made/drawn of the same ''material'' as the garb of the humans,
>>seemingly Arum leaves!
>>Thanks again, Jason!
> I must be a perv but i thought the aroids were all meant to convey
> human sexuality in a coy way.
> hermine
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