This is a fine quality Chinese Cinnabar Lacquerware in stunning vermilion color carved with the image of the Imperial Dragon. The back is lacquered black. Comes with a stand. This exquisite item will definitely make a lovely addition to your home or office, envy to visitors and business associates.
Lacquerware has been made in Chinese history since 200 B.C. by using lacquer harvested from the sap of a Lacquer tree native to Southern China. It takes up months for a piece of Cinnabar lacquerware to be completed because many coats of lacquer are required to create the desired thickness that can be carved and each layer must dry before the next layer can be applied. Because of the tedious process, Cinnabar lacquer wares would fetch a higher price. Cinnabar is usually used as the coloring pigment because of its durability and beautiful vivid red to orange color – a favorite color of the Chinese. Cinnabar also has significance in Taoist culture and was regarded as the color of life and eternity.
This item makes a beautiful display and will sure to attract the attention of visitors and friends. Ideal for those who seek good fortune Feng Shui products with style and class.
What the Dragon symbolizes and how to use this symbol to enhance your Feng Shui:
The mighty and magnificent Dragon of mythical folklore never ceases to enchant or stir the imagination. The Dragon is one of the four celestial animals and is an important and powerful symbol in Feng Shui. The Dragon represents the ultimate ‘Yang’ symbol, male vigor, courage, and bravery. It is magnanimous and full of vitality and strength. Affiliated with the cardinal direction “East” based on Landscape Feng Shui, the Dragon becomes a very powerful and potent symbol when placed in this sector although it can be placed in any other direction.
In Chinese culture and Feng Shui, the dragon is the most auspicious and magnificent, mightiest, and most sacred of all creatures, and to be treated with great respect. Through generations, the dragon has been the ultimate symbol of power, abundance, good luck, and honor. In ancient times, the Emperors of China regarded themselves as Dragons and the symbol of Dragons can only be used by them and no one else.
The Dragon is said to create the precious cosmic Chi or known as the ‘Sheng Chi’ which brings good fortunes into our homes and workplaces, making it an all-rounder bringer of good luck. The Dragons are a powerful cure and enhancer for business luck, bring foresight and wisdom for the elderly, bring honor to the family, protect the wearer, and paves the way for more accolades in coming years.
In Feng Shui, Dragons can be placed in many areas of the home or office to guard, protect, bring strength and fortune, and activate masculine energy. Here is how you can use the Dragon to Feng Shui your way to a better life.
1. For people born in the year of Dragon, place the Dragon on your work or study desk, in the sector between 97.5 degrees to 127.5 degrees of your house, or in the Rat or the Monkey sector (allies of Dragon) to energize your personal good wealth luck.
2. Based on Bagua’s 8 Life Aspirations Method, place the Dragon in the Northwest sector of your home to favor the patriarch’s luck. This will also bring powerful friends, mentors, and advisors into your life.
3. Place the Dragon near your water features like aquarium or fountains for those craving for good fortune, advancement in their career, or seeking fame and recognition. You will experience new opportunities and better luck.
4. Place the Dragon in the North sector to enhance your career luck. It will help you up a few prongs of your career ladder.
5. It is an excellent idea to activate the dragon by placing a dragon in the East sector of your home or living room to bring good health and harmony to the residents of the house.
6. For career luck and those seeking continuous achievement, place a Dragon figurine on the table, cabinet, or in the East sector of your office or study. Your professional luck will look rosy.
- Do not place any representation of the dragon inside the bedroom as the Dragon is the ultimate yang symbol and is not suitable for a place of rest where ‘yin’ is preferred.
- Try not to place the Dragon higher than our eye level to ensure they are under our control.
- Never place the Dragon in the toilet of the bathroom.