Silver carved fan
Product Id
BEJ-08199
Description
This fan is a part of the Mao hat and comes from the South China province of Guizhou. There are 3 main kinds of hats in Mao history."Chong An Jiang" style is the most complicated one and the one with a fan on the top. It was used by a lady of the Mao minority from the time of the Ming Dynasty until today. Mao people believe silver can drive off evil things, and they like to use silver as a decoration to show cleaness and purity. In Mao culture, the bigger and heavier the hat, the more beautiful the lady.
Dimensions
H25 x W32 cm
Age
circa 80 years
Price
190.00 €
 
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History

Revival and Collapse

Hongwu(1368-1398)
Yongle(1403-1424)
Kangxi(1661-1722)
Qianlong(1736-1795)
Ming Dynasty : 1368 - 1644
The rebel leader Hung-Wu, also called Chu Yuan-chang, established the Ming Dynasty after throwing out the Mongols in 1368 A.D., but his power was still fairly weak after the Mongol invasion. His rule extended only from the Great Wall to the east of Tibet - smaller borders than modern China or than in T’ang Dynasty China, on which he  modelled his government by trying to keep as power centralised, and especially in his own hands Read more
Culture

Symbolism in Chinese furniture

Engravings of animals, flowers and other things are not only used to add beauty to Chinese furniture; they are symbols believed to have the power to bestow blessings like bringing financial success, marital happiness and good health, as well as to ward off evil influences such as demons and disease.  If you believe in the ancient Chinese ways, purchasing a beautiful piece of antique Chinese furniture does much more than bring a stunning and useful addition into your home; it enhances your life!
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