Set Of 4 Reverse Painted Snuff Bottles - Original Box-red-crowned Cranes (tsuru)
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Set Of 4 Reverse Painted Snuff Bottles - Original Box-red-crowned Cranes (tsuru):
In Japan, the crane ortsuru, is a national treasure.It is the symbol of longevity and good luck because it was thought to have a life span of a thousand years.Tsuruare also monogamous, therefore, often used for wedding decor. An example of this is seen on formal wedding kimonos, and theuchikake, a decorative kimono that goes over the actual kimono, where beautiful images of tsuru are often embroidered.There is a Japanese idiom that says, “tsuru no hito koe“, ???? or ???????, which literally translates as, “one word from the crane’, meaning the “voice of authority”, the one who has the final word that isn’t challenged. That is how high the crane is regarded, no one questions his opinions.Similarly in China, the crane is the most popular bird symbolizing longevity and auspiciousness.The Chinese also embroidered cranes on their clothing and their images are seen in many ancient paintings as they also represent happiness and a soaring spirit, capturing the beautiful way it soars through the skies.
The box measures 8 3/8" x 2 5/8" x 1 3/8". Each bottle is 2 1/2" tall x 1 7/8" at its widest point. Thank you for looking. Please visit my store for more great finds!