Chinese Patterns and Symbols Meaning

Chinese knot 中国结


The Chinese knot is one of the well-known Chinese icons. The knotting techniques date back as early as 476 BC when the knots were mainly used for recording and regulating things. Later, knotting developed additional meanings in poetry and literature as knots are pronounced the same as "connecting" and "bonding," symbolizing love and togetherness.

The symmetry of Chinese knots also represents Chinese decorative customs and aesthetic ideas.

Chinese knots are also the motif of our website.

Fu 福字

Writing 福 (Fu, happiness/good luck) is an important tradition during Chinese New Year. It needs to be done with the old-fashioned ink brush on red Xuan paper. Nobody's handwriting of 福 is the same in size and style, resulting in countless variants.

People hang their handwriting on doors and windows for good luck in the new year, or they send them to friends or family.

Now you understand why the 福 character always appears in auspicious designs and festive decorations.


Lion 舞狮、醒狮

The lion dance is a centuries-old tradition originating from China. It is meant to bring good luck in the coming new year or for new businesses. Usually, a lion is made up of two dancers. One dancer controls the head, and the other controls the tail. They dance to the beat of a big drum.

Lion dancers wear colorful costumes, which can weigh as much as 10kg (more than 20 pounds).


Cranes (鹤Hè) 

Cranes (鹤 Hè) hold an important place in Chinese mythology. Various myths involving cranes associate them with longevity and nobility. Cranes have a spiritual significance, being seen as divine birds that travel between heaven and the human world.

Cranes regularly appear in Chinese arts such as paintings, tapestries, and decorative arts.

The crane is the second most important bird after the phoenix (凤凰 fenghuang), which symbolizes the empress, in China.


God of Wealth 财神

The God of Wealth, or Caishen 财神 in Chinese, is widely worshipped in Taoism, Feng Shui, and Chinese folk religions. Typically depicted holding a golden ingot in his hands, which represented the highest value in China's Imperial period.

For Caishen's blessings of fortune and success, Chinese people worship Caishen statues and hang pendants in their homes and cars. This product is ideal for home decoration, the Chinese New Year festival, and as a gift for friends and family.

Caishen's figure on the product is delicately printed on plush cloth and stuffed with fluffy materials like a doll toy, ornamented with dense tassels.

Chinese gold ingot 元寶

It's shaped like a Chinese gold ingot (Sycee/ Yuanbao), and the Chinese characters "平安" mean "Safe and Peace." We believe that decorating your home with it will bring wealth and good luck.


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