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Chinese Tabletop Mini Screens - Eight Immortals & Magical Objects

Chinese Tabletop Mini Screens - Eight Immortals & Magical Objects
Chinese Tabletop Mini Screens - Eight Immortals & Magical Objects Chinese Tabletop Mini Screens - Eight Immortals & Magical Objects Chinese Tabletop Mini Screens - Eight Immortals & Magical Objects Chinese Tabletop Mini Screens - Eight Immortals & Magical Objects
US$35.88
SKU: SKU3557 (Out Of Stock)
Weight : 900.00g ( 1.98 lbs)
Dim: 18.25x9.5x0.25 in (fully open) (46.5x24x0.5 cm)
Material: Wood

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High quality, vibrant and beautiful to look at, this mini table-top folding screen is made up of six wooden panels connected with hinges. On one side of the panels is printed with stunning Chinese paintings of the scene of the Eight Immortals crossing the sea on the other side the Eight Magical Objects that they possess. Protected with a layer of lacquer, this fabulous treasure from the Orient with amazing craftmanship and detail makes a wonderful decorative item in your home or office. A fantastic gift to Oriental decorative arts lover.

The Eight Immortals are a group of legendary Taoist immortals in Chinese mythology. The Eight Immortals crossing the sea is one of the best tale known that involves all of them. It tells the story of how the Eight Immortals, through the use of each of their their magical objects and instrument successfully crossed the extremely rough and stormy East Sea. Because of this reason, Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea has risen to become a symbol of overcoming all obstacles and achieving success through different methods and special skills. The eight immortals are a group of Xian or enlightened and immortal beings in feng shui who each represent a directional sector of the bagua. It is said that they are summoned from the heavens to assist humans in obtaining wisdom, longevity and all other manner of earthly goals.

Folding screens were invented in Han Dynasty over 2000 years ago and has many practical uses: for blocking wind, dividing space, concealing for privacy, feng shui and decorating purposes. A folding screen was often decorated with beautiful art; major themes included mythology, scenes of palace life, and nature. It is often associated with intrigue and romance in Chinese literature.

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