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1. Joyous New Year
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This auspicious painting is used on doors. It displays a beautiful lady with a plump child in her arms. Her left hand holds a pomegranate representing fertility while the child carries a vase of flowers ...
The painting exhibits three children. The tallest one stands in the middle grasping a ruyi (traditional decorative ornament that symbolizes good fortune), from which hangs a pair of persimmons (homonymous ...
3. Best Wishes to Your Family (He Jia Huan Le)
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This is a piece of decorative painting used on doors. The background of the painting is based on the patterns of xi (double happiness) and zi sun wan dai (endless generations of offspring). There are three ...
4. The Official of Heaven Bestows Blessings
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Legend has it that the Official of Heaven bestows blessings; the Official of Earth absolves crimes; and the Official of Water removes misfortunes. The three Officials of Heaven, Earth, and Water together ...
5. The Five Blessings at the Door (Wu Fu Lin Men)
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This set of decorative paintings is made up of two halves. The background of this painting is interspersed with the patterns of xi (double happiness) and zi sun wan dai (endless generations of offspring). ...
6. The Three Stars Are Seen from the Door
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The painting show five figures: the Three Stars: Fu, Lu, Shou (luck, prosperity, and longevity) and two attendant children. The middle one, who holds a ruyi (traditional ornament signifying good fortune) ...
7. One Family, Five Blessings
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The upper portion of the painting bears the words: yi men wu fu (one family, five blessings). The green backdrop encompasses patterns of bats, cranes, and gourds, which represent “manifold blessings,” ...
8. The Qilin Brings a Child
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This set of decorative paintings for doors is made up of two halves. The right half presents the Chinese phrase, tao xian qian nian (peaches confer a thousand years of longevity), and the left half presents ...
9. The Qilin Brings a Child
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This set of decorative paintings for doors is made up of two halves. Its green background is ornamented with gourds, a metaphor meaning endless generations of offspring. Each painting displays three children. ...
This set of decorative paintings is made up of two halves. The right half displays a child on a dragon, with a prince’s crown on his head, while the one on the left displays a child sitting astride ...
11. A Succession of Sons
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This is a single piece of decorative painting used on doors. The painting displays five children: one child squats on top of the lotus pot, unrolling with both hands a scroll that reads “May you ...
12. The Treasure Basin and Money Tree (Yao Qian Shu)
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This is a single piece of decorative painting used on a door. Depicted in the painting is a money tree planted in a treasure pot. Sitting on the tree is a boy and standing on the two sides of the treasure ...
Framed with auspicious patterns, this double-sided decorative painting presents in the middle of each side a noble child sitting astride a deer, with an attendant child following him. The noble child on ...
14. High Position and Great Wealth
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This set of decorative paintings for doors is made up of two halves. The noble officials in the paintings both wear traditional official hats and hold ivory tablets in their hands. The one on the right ...
In Chinese, the persimmon (shi) is a homophone for the Chinese word “things.” The combination of two persimmons and a ruyi (a decorative object that symbolizes good fortune) means that “everything ...
16. Safe and Well Throughout the Four Seasons
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The peony, lotus flower, chrysanthemum, and plum blossom in the vase represent spring, summer, autumn, and winter, respectively, and indicate the saying “safe and well throughout the four seasons.” ...
17. God of Wealth of the Five Directions
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The God of Wealth is dressed in the ceremonial robe of a civil servant and stands in the middle with a joyous expression. One of his hands unfolds a tapestry with the words Wu Lu Jin Cai (Good Fortune ...
18. Fortune Coming from the Five Directions
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“The five directions” refer to east, west, south, north, and the center, which implies that you can gain fortune wherever you go. Wu Lu Shen, also known as Wu Lu Cai Shen (God of Wealth of ...
19. Longevity and Wealth
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This print illustrates two cats chasing butterflies in flowering shrubs. Mao (cat) and diae (butterfly) are homophones to the phrase “old age” (mao diae). Hence, the cat and butterfly together ...
20. The Image of the Character Shou (Longevity)
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Inside the character for “longevity,” there appear famous figures and lucky beasts, including the ba xian (the eight immortals) as well as the three immortal chiefs Fu, Lu, and Shou (happiness, ...
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