What an exciting morning it was to receive our Indiana limestone order weighing over 10,000 pounds. This pallet of Meander - Greek key string course will span the entire front of Saskatoon's Taverna Italian Kitchen & Bar once complete.
The meander motif took its name from the river Meander, a river with many twists, mentioned by Homer in Iliad. The motif is also known as Greek key or Greek fret.
Meander was the most important symbol in Ancient Greece, symbolizing infinity or the eternal flow of things. Many temples and objects were decorated with this motif, and it is considered that there is a connection with the Cretan labyrinth – indeed - a labyrinth can be drawn using a Greek key.
Meander symbolizes as well the bonds of friendship, of love and devotion and that’s the reason it’s often given as marriage gift. It can symbolize as well the four cardinal points, the 4 seasons, waves – especially in the round version of it, or snakes, among others.
Our Stone Carver and Masonry Designer, Ryan Watson's been hard at working getting the buildings signage to completion with installation to happen early August. This sign will be installed in the entablature; a horizontal part in classical architecture at the top of the building.
For more on the meaning behind this sign check out our previous blog HERE and be sure to SHARE this historical restoration project with your friends!
Nicolene Watson - Director of Media