This artistic figurine of Eight Immortals (Ba Xian) depicted spending their leisure time under a peach tree of longevity is skillfully hand-sculpted out of Shiwan ceramic by a professional art master from Shiwan, China. This figure demonstrates the superb skills of its sculpture and is characterized by its life-like and human warmth expressions.
Legend has it that the Eight Immortals were sent down from heaven to assist and guide mortals in achieving their goals and ambitions. Having the Eight Immortals on Peach Tree in your office or home will ensure you have their backing in your endeavors and at the same time emanating plenty of auspicious health energies into your space.
This is a work of art made to impress. Absolutely worth collecting, perfect for oriental art collectors and Feng Shui enthusiasts with an eye for beauty, class, and quality! A masterpiece that makes an outstanding gift too.
What the Eight Immortals symbolizes and its Application in Symbolism Feng Shui:
The Eight Immortals are superior beings worshipped by Taoists and widely regarded as symbols of longevity and good fortune in Feng Shui study. Comprising six men and two women, legend has it that they were sent down from heaven to assist mankind in their time of need and achieve their ambitions and aspirations to gain good wealth, fame, health, and knowledge. Each immortal possesses a tool of power that can perform supernatural magic. The symbolic presence of the Eight Immortals in your home is believed to bestow good health, happiness, and good fortune on every member of your family especially in this Period 8.
Let’s get to know your Eight Immortals:
First immortal – Chung-Li Chuan considered the chief of the immortals, always carries a magical fan and sometimes a peach. He is said to have discovered the Elixir of life and possessed the power to cure the sick and revive the dead. This immortality is a symbol of and longevity.
Second Immortal – Chang Kuo-Lao, is represented as an ‘Old’ man with mystic powers who carries the bamboo tube and riding a mule that could carry him a thousand miles a day. He’s a symbol of wisdom and used to help childless couples conceive.
Third Immortal – Lu Dong-Pin, is a Taoist scholar with a magic sword used to slay demons and evil spirits. He’s also shown with a fly-whisker that cures illnesses. This immortal symbolizes scholastic luck and protection.
Fourth Immortal – Ts’ao Guao-Chiu, is the finest dressed of the Eight immortals. He’s generally shown with castanets or a jade tablet of admission to court, and sometimes a feather fan. Said to have been connected with the Sung Imperial family, he signifies fame and recognition.
Fifth Immortal – Li T’ieh Guai (Iron-crutch Li), is depicted as a beggar with a crutch and a gourd (Wulou). He is sometimes represented as accompanied by a deer. Believed to be the most powerful of the Eight, he bestows wisdom.
Sixth Immortal – Han Hsiang Tzu, is the happy immortal often shown carrying a flute, which he is usually represented as playing. He brings healing energy to the occupants.
Seventh Immortal – Lan Tsai Ho, often shown wearing a blue robe and carrying a basket of flowers. She brings luck to young women.
Eight Immortal – He Hsien Ku, carries with her a magical lotus blossom and a fly-whisk, she’s called the Immortal Maiden. She is a symbol of family and marriage luck.
About Shiwan Ceramic:
Shiwan has a long history of ceramic sculpture, with many vivid works by generations of craftsmen. Shiwan’s ceramics technique was shaped in Tang and Song Dynasties and flourished during Ming and Qing Dynasties. Shiwan’s 5000-year-long ceramic making history has accumulated the rich and abundant ceramic culture, and won the high prestige of the “Capital of Ceramic in South China”. The potters of Buy-Fengshui.com’s Shiwan ceramic range are highly skilled artisans who have inherited and developed the exquisite tradition of Shiwan ceramic techniques from their forefathers.
Shiwan ceramics is without question far superior to any other ceramic and porcelain sculptures in terms of its multifarious techniques, modeling, vivid and realistic expression, and rich colorful glazes and painting. Shiwan ceramic artists will usually leave the flesh areas (face and hand) of the figurine unglazed, resulting in a more detailed and warm human expression, bringing life to their creation. This is a characteristic that distinguishes Shiwan ceramics.