Twelve Koi Fish

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Embroidery Code Number / SESFQ0213
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Embroidery Size / 50 x 50 cm or 20 x 20 inches
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This beautiful Chinese silk embroidery features 12 vibrant red fish swimming in a circular formation on a dark background. There are 12 red fish, intricately hand embroidered with detailed scales and fins. Each fish has white accents which highlight their fins and faces. The fishes are arranged in a circular pattern, creating a sense of movement and harmony. The number of fish symbolizes surplus in every month of the year, aligning with the Chinese cultural belief where the pronunciation of ‘fish’ is the same as ‘surplus’ . The intricate design and auspicious meaning make this hand embroidered silk art an ideal choice for home decor or as a thoughtful gift to convey good wishes and blessings.

This is one of the Chinese silk embroideries that machine embroidery producers like to reproduce with machines. For information on how to tell real silk embroidery from machie embroidery, please read the article at Hand Embroidery vs. Machine Embroidery.

It is all hand embroidered with natural mulberry silk threads by embroidery artists from Su Embroidery Studio in Suzhou, China.

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This exquisite Chinese silk embroidery wall art not only showcases aesthetic beauty but also carries profound cultural and symbolic significance. The depiction of 12 vibrant red fish swimming in a circular formation holds deep roots in Chinese cultural beliefs and feng shui practices.

In Chinese culture, fish are regarded as a symbol of abundance, prosperity, and good fortune. The pronunciation of ‘fish’ in Chinese, which is 'yu,' sounds similar to the word for 'surplus' or 'abundance.' As a result, images or representations of fish are often associated with wishes for abundance and prosperity in various aspects of life.

The number 12 in this artwork holds particular significance in the Chinese lunar calendar, representing the twelve months of the year. Each fish, intricately hand embroidered with detailed scales and fins, symbolizes the abundance and surplus that one can expect in every month.

The circular arrangement of the fish not only creates a visually harmonious composition but also aligns with the principles of feng shui. In feng shui, circular shapes symbolize unity, completeness, and the cyclical nature of life. The circular formation of the fish fosters a sense of continuous and harmonious flow, inviting positive energy and good fortune into the space where the artwork is displayed.

The choice of a dark background not only enhances the vibrancy of the red fish but also represents the element of water in feng shui. Water is associated with wealth and the flow of positive energy, further amplifying the auspicious meaning of this artwork.

As a thoughtful addition to home decor, this silk embroidery piece not only delights the senses but also carries with it the rich tapestry of cultural symbolism and feng shui principles, making it an ideal gift to convey good wishes, blessings, and the promise of abundance.

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