Monday, 23 January 2012

Year of the Dragon

"Detail from silk Chinese dragon robe, c1900-30"

A fearsome dragon featured on a card from the Harris Museum, an item from the  Costume and Textile collection.  The blue is an appropriate colour for this year it is the year of the Male Water Dragon in the Chinese Calendar.  The element of water has a calming effect on the Dragon's fearless temperament. Here is a description of what to expect in the coming year:

"The Dragon represents powerful leadership, change and creation. It is an icon of individuality and of ambition, of charisma and adventure, of grand generosity and confidence".
Wishing Kung hei fat choi (Congratulations and wishing you prosperity) for the year ahead.

1 comment:

VioletSky said...

Someone commented on my dragon stamp post that there was something dog-like about dragons that appealed to them. I hadn't thought about that (nor seen it) but with this card I definitely do see the canine features!