4-door 4-drawer cabinet with painting
Product Id
BEJ-08278
Description
The painting of elephants symbolises strength of mind in Buddhism. The pattern on the background was called Double Dorje; the four heads represent the four Buddhas. This cabinet would have been used as a book cabinet by Tibetans.
Dimensions
H105 x D41 x W103 cm
Material
pine wood
Origin
China
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Culture
Buddhism At least 300 million people around the world are practicing Buddhists and it is estimated that perhaps another 300 million people practice a Chinese folk or traditional religion which is a mix of various religious beliefs including Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. Buddhism is considered by some to be the fourth-largest religion in the world, behind Christianity, Islam and Hinduism, but in some countries, including China, Vietnam and North Korea, it is difficult to know how many people consider themselves to be Buddhists. Buddhist beliefs have also influenced Western Read more
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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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