The Butterfly is part of our logo and was chosen as we had received a beautiful butterfly fridge magnet from one of our producers and I just thought that it was so gorgeous that I wanted to include it. The dominant colours of the butterfly (blue and green) were used as well as an image of the actual butterfly.
When I looked up the symbolism of the butterfly I found that it has quite powerful symbolism some of which is included below. The reference to the journey is very relevant to me personally and what I have achieved and learnt on my own personal journey with Injabulo.
The Butterfly is a powerful symbol in myth and religion and in many cultures, the butterfly has been the symbol of the soul that physical death can not destroy. Around the world, people view the butterfly as representing endurance, change, hope, and life which, to me, has a strong resonance with the weavers who produce that baskets that we sell.
Like the butterfly, we are all on a journey. On this journey we encounter endless turns, shifts, and conditions that cause us to metamorphasize. All change is good – even if it may not seem so at the time. Change is what life is made of and it is necessary to grow and learn. At our journey’s end we are inevitably transformed – not at all the same as when we started on the path.