Fifth grade student, Nakoma Hartwig, has created this Peace Quilt entry from the International School of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. This is a wonderfully bright drawing with chosen words of Peace.
“We had a contest and ended up with quite a few choices, however Nakoma’s was not only beautiful but also the message was clear and the colours bright for reproducing.” Anna Sudra.
Thank you to Anna Sudra, Art teacher for organising a successful competition within the school and to the students themselves for their amazing work. Well done everyone. http://isuarts1011.wordpress.com/about/
Mongolian Flag Meaning:
Blue is a traditional Mongolian colour and it represents the sky. The red stripes initially represented Mongolia’s socialist beliefs, but a modern interpretation means liberty and progress. The ‘soyombo’ is a national emblem which contains individual symbolism within it. The fire at the top of it represents prosperity, contentment and regeneration. The three flames represent the past, present and future. The sun and moon symbolise the universe and are believed by Mongolians to be the mother (sun) and father (moon) of their nation. The triangles pointing at the ground are arrowheads and represent Mongolian’s willingness to defend their nation. The horizontal rectangles stand for honesty, justice and righteousness. The middle circle can be interpreted as the Buddhist yin and yang symbol, which represents complementary opposite forces existing together in the universe – such as positive and negative, male and female, passive and active, fire and water, etc. The circle can also be interpreted as two fish that never close their eyes, representing the watchfulness and vigilance of Mongolians. The vertical rectangles represent pillars which symbolise strength, resolve and hardness.
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