Shanghai China Hand Carved Bamboo Figure Of a Asian Male Holding a Small Sack.

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Shanghai China Hand Carved Bamboo Figure Of a Asian Male Holding a Small Sack.

 

Bamboo is not just food for China’s national treasure, the giant panda, but also a symbol of virtue. According to Bai Juyi, a renowned Chinese poet in the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), its root implies steadiness, the straight stem symbolizes integrity, the hollow inner represents modesty and its joints stand for persistence.

Bamboo culture has been deeply rooted in Chinese culture and philosophy for thousands of years. Ancient literati designated bamboo one of “four gentlemen” along with plum, orchid and chrysanthemum.

“In my opinion, bamboo has a soul and can breathe. It would ‘interact’ with people, the colour of bamboo would become darker with many years of touching.”

Due to its great cultural value, generations of artists portrayed bamboo in paintings, calligraphy or poems and used it for carvings.

Item Code - WOO3D333J3HAE

Width: 2"  Height: 5 1/2"  Depth: 1 3/4"  Weight: 65 g


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