"The Flower-Basket" (Blumenkörbchen)

Fröbel always thought highliy of the family which he considered as the perfect Unity. Here you can see a family-idyll. "The Flower-Basket" (A 22) show a mother and her children picking and collecting lilies in a basket. A Flower-Basket is by Fröbel a symbol of the family. The father is "resting and thinking" in a pavilion. Maybe this time he is some sort of intellectual, maybe it is Fröbel himself. The flowers of the frame points at the Virgin Mary. There are Roses and Field-Bind-Weed, both dedicated to her.