Chinese Patterns and Symbols Meaning

Chinese knot 中国结

Chinese knot is one of the well-known Chinese icons. The knotting techniques dated back as early as 476 BC when the knots were mainly used for recording and ruling things. Later, knotting has developed a lot of additional meanings in poets and literature as knots pronounced the same as "connecting" and "bonding", symbolising love and togetherness. 

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

Chinese knots is also the motif of our website. 

Fu 福字

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

People will hang their handwriting on the door and window for good luck in the new year. Or they send them out to friends or family. 

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

 

Lion 舞狮、醒狮

Lion dance is a centuries old tradition originating from China. It is meant to bring good luck in the coming new year or 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 be as heavy as 10kg (more than 20 pounds).

 

Cranes (鹤Hè) 

Cranes (鹤Hè) are an important motif in Chinese mythology. There are various myths involving cranes, who are a symbol of longevity and nobleness. Cranes have a spiritual meaning where they are a form of divine bird which travels between heaven and man's world. 

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

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

 

God of Wealth 财神

God of Wealth, or caishen 财神  in Chinese, is widely worshipped in Taoism, Feng Shui, and Chinese folk religions. He is typically depicted as holding a golden ingot in hands, which represents the highest value in China’s Imperial period.

For Caishen’s blessings for fortune and success, Chinese people worship Caishen statues and hang pendants in the house and car. This product is ideal for home decoration, 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 Chinese gold ingot(Sycee/ Yuanbao), and the Chinese characters "平安" means "Safe and Peace".
We believe that decorating your home with it will bring wealth and good luck.

 

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