This fabulous large Chinese wall fan features a stunning bouquet of red blossom flowers set against a gold-orange background. Gold is an important color in Chinese lore.
It is often used to represent the Buddha and known for being an imperial color. Yellow-gold was also known for being the color of the five legendary emperors of ancient China. It represented freedom from earthy concerns and thus became associated with the Buddha. Many of the Buddhist monks in China wear yellow for just this reason.
In China, the color red is extremely popular and is associated with prosperity and good fortune. It can be seen all around the country and is especially prominent during Chinese New Year and weddings. Elders often give money in red envelopes to the youth as gifts during these celebration events. The sakura flower is generally considered to be one of the most precious, prized and attractive flowers in Asia.
For centuries in the Orient, it has been the theme of paintings, artwork and festivals. The Chinese, Japanese, Koreans and other Asian countries celebrate the flower in artwork, parties, poetry and gardens. In Japan, a festival called "Hanami" is held every spring. This festival dates back over a thousand years and is the viewing of the blooming cherry blossom trees. As these trees bloom at different times in different regions in Japan, this festival can begin any time from March until May. Thousands flock to parks and enjoy the beautiful spectacle of the cherry blossom. Now you can enjoy the beauty of the sakura right on your wall. Hang this fan anywhere you want to create a bold and vibrant decorative statement.
|Dimensions||35" height x 60" width|
|Material||Thick paper canvas on bamboo frame|