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'Symbols of Longevity' Poster series of the beauty and the auspicious symbols of Korean folk art. The symbols are the sun, clouds, mountains, ro… Read More
'Symbols of Longevity' Poster series of the beauty and the auspicious symbols of Korean folk art. The symbols are the sun, clouds, mountains, rocks, water, cranes, deer, turtles, pine trees, and the legendary mushroom of eternal youth. Longevity is a highly revered concept in Korean culture and is a recurring motif throughout Korean society. The sun, clouds, water, and mountains are eternal concepts, which sustain life and are often the backdrop for the other symbols of longevity. Various legends associate cranes, deer, and turtles with happiness, good luck, and long life. Deer is said to be the only creatures able to find the sacred fungus, a supernatural mushroom of immortality. The ten favorable symbols, expressing the universal wish of man to lead a long and happy life, were widely applied to Korean folk arts and handicrafts. Read Less
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