The mandala is a well known symbol within many different cultures of the world. The word mandala comes from Sanskrit and means a circle. The circle has no end and no beginning and therefore the mandala represents both the world we see around us and also the world that lives within us all.
Drawing the round shape of the mandala has been shown to have a calming effect on the mind and reduced stress hormones in the body. On Blomkollur´s duvet set, wild Icelandic flowers form the round shape of the mandala and thereby connect this ancient symbol to the untamed energy of the Northern nature.
Some scientific references on the positive effects of mandala
Jung, C. G. (1959) Mandala symbolism. Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press.
Henderson, P., Rosen, D., & Mascaro, N. (2007). Empirical study on the healing nature of mandalas. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 1, 148–154*
Schrade, C., Tronsky, L., & Kaiser, D. H. (2011). Physiological effects of mandala making in adults with intellectual disability. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 38, 109–113