China Dragon Art - Jade Dragon in a Sea Of Flowers
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This 'China Dragon Art - Jade Dragon In A Sea Of Flowers Canvas Print' is a digital impressionistic journey into ancient Chinese mysticism.
Chinese Dragons are an imagined reptile that represent qi energy and evolution from the ancestors in ancient Chinese culture. This is symbolism that has been present for literally thousands of years. In 1987, for example a dragon statue was found in Henan, China, that dated back to the fifth century BC.
In the Shang period (roughly estimated to be between 1766-1122 BC) you see the emergence of Jade Dragon Amulets, and in this piece of canvas art, you can see a pictoral representation of a jade dragon in a red sea of flowers, on a multi-colored, but mostly green and pink sea of swirls
In terms of what other creatures Chinese Dragons were based on, the ancient Chinese scholar, Wang Fu, who was around in the Han Dynasty (202BC - 220AD), described the nine anatomical resemblances as follows:
"The people paint the dragon's shape with a horse's head and a snake's tail. Further, there are expressions as 'three joints' and 'nine resemblances' (of the dragon), to wit: from head to shoulder, from shoulder to breast, from breast to tail. These are the joints; as to the nine resemblances, they are the following: his antlers resemble those of a stag, his head that of a camel, his eyes those of a demon, his neck that of a snake, his belly that of a clam (shen, 蜃), his scales those of a carp, his claws those of an eagle, his soles those of a tiger, his ears those of a cow. Upon his head he has a thing like a broad eminence (a big lump), called [chimu] (尺木). If a dragon has no [chimu], he cannot ascend to the sky."
In some circles, it is considered bad luck to depict a dragon facing downwards, as it is seen as disrespectful to place a dragon in such manner that it cannot ascend to the sky.
So, you'll be glad to hear that our dragon is facing upwards!
Anyway, this is one that I'm sure you are going to LOVE!!
It's incredibly colorful. There is a ton of vibrancy and energy here, and for me, this Dragon looks like it is SMILING!
How cool is that?!
EVERYONE should have a smiling dragon on their walls!
- High Quality - Printed on high quality, artist grade stock
- Ready to Hang - Folded around a lightweight frame to give them a gorgeous, gallery ready appearance and ready to hang immediately. No need to spend a fortune having them framed! All our canvases come ready to hang as soon as they arrive at your door.
- Built to Last - Printed with acid free ink that will last without fading or chipping,
- UV Technology - Features a scratch-resistant UV coating.
- Easy to Clean - Wipes clean easily with a damp cloth or to remove dust, vacuum gently using a soft brush attachment.
- Stays Firm - Fabricated to stay taut and flat.
- Canvas Prints shipped from the US come with a hard sealed backing and hanging hardware for an effortless install.
- Canvas Prints shipped outside the US come with an open back and are ready to hang with a sawtooth hanger for an effortless install.
- So, you will have NO EXTRA CHARGES TO HAVE YOUR ART FRAMED! It comes ready to hang.
(See the pictures for examples of both)
- Thickness - The thickness of the canvas wrap frame on your print is 1.25 inches (so your art really stands out from whatever angle you look at it on your walls!)
- Canvas Love - We only use the finest artist-grade poly-cotton blend canvas to ensure lasting quality for your art.
- Ink and Printing Love - We use superior eight-pass pigment-based inkjet printing, which uses archival inks designed to hold up over time without fading. We care as much as you do about the quality of our prints.
- Frame Love - The wood in the frame and stretcher is constructed of 100% renewable wood.
- Packaging Love - We lovingly package our canvas prints to ensure that they arrive just the way we packed them.
- Local Production - We have local handcrafted production for the USA, UK, Canada, Australia and Mexico, so that your order will ship from within the same country as you order (ensuring both that we support local producers and that shipping times are reduced).
- Worldwide shipping - Orders to countries outside those five will ship from the USA.
- Made-to-Order Just for You! - All of our artwork is made-to-order. This means that we can offer works of art that you won't find anywhere else!