The Oriental orchid is seen here in this Asian tapestry "Bamboo and Orchids I" by contemporary artist McColl. Here we see a study of the orchid which in Oriental culture symbolises love and beauty. Orchid cultivation is a favorite past time of Asian cultures for centuries and is considered a revered form of art and science. The bamboo represents strength and is used here as an abstract background to the piece. The use of color here is muted and reflects the same pinks and browns and reds which are used in traditional Asian wall hangings for centuries to decorate homes and palaces. This Oriental tapestry "Bamboo and Orchids I" is backed with a lining and has a tunnel for easy hanging.