Auspicious Animals Bookmark Set

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  • Auspicious Animals Bookmark Set

    The inspiration behind this set of bookmarks derives from the Forbidden City’s Auspicious Animals, also known as ‘Rui Shou’. The top 5 types of ‘Rui Shou’, also referred to as ‘Wu Ling’, are represented by the Qilin, the Phoenix, the Turtle, the Dragon and the White Tiger. They were symbolic figures that the royal family prayed to for protection, and only the Emperor was allowed to use it as it represented kingship. Legend has it that the ‘Rui Shou’ all have a particular propitious significance.




    此款书签的创意元素来源于故宫的瑞兽。古代祥瑞种类繁多,大体分为五种,即五个等级:“麒麟,凤凰,龟,龙, 和白虎” ,五灵,王者之嘉瑞也, 这是最高等级的瑞兆。 故宫里的瑞兽是皇家镇宅祈福的神物,它代表着王权,除了皇帝之外,任何人都不得在建筑物上使用。这些瑞兽源自古老的神话传说,都有特定的祥瑞寓意。 (铜龟,麒麟,, 铜狮子, 铜凤, 铜象, 铜鹤, 铜鹿, 铜龙)