Table runner - Chinese Paintings
Three historical Chinese paintings sealed in these beautiful table runners, that will transform your everyday tea time into an aesthetic pleasure.
They represent some of the greatest masterpieces of Shan Shui art, literally "mountains and rivers", the traditional Chinese painting style which depicts the beauty of nature, as the artist perceives it.
The table runners are made of cotton and linen blend fabric, and are available in 3 different variants:
1. Auspicious Cranes (瑞鹤图): created by Emperor Huizhong, fond daoist and ruler of the Song Dynasty. The painting depicts a real gathering of cranes that happened above the emperor's palace in 1112, the year of creation of this legendary masterpiece. In traditional Daoist culture, the crane was a sacred symbol of longevity and immortality, therefore their flying dance above the imperial palace was seen as a sign of heavenly blessing to the ruling dynasty. Despite his ineptitude as a ruler, Huizhong is recognized as one of the greatest artists in ancient China and patron of the Chinese arts.
2. Spring Dawn in the Han Palace (汉宫春晓图): painted by Qiu Ying (1494–1552) in Ming dynasty (1368-1644), it is a vivid reproduction of daily life scenes in Han dynasty courts (206 BCE - 220 CE). The original silk painting, with a length of over 5 meters, gives a glimpse into the beauties of the harem including concubines, maids, princes, eunuchs, all dressed in bright colors and involved in different leisure activities, that give a lively and cheerful atmosphere to the long scroll. It is one of the ten most famous traditional paintings in China.
3. Saying Farewell at Xunyang (浔阳送別图): another famous and colorful painting by Ming dynasty artist Qiu Ying, and icon of Shanshuihua 山水画, the traditional Chinese art that views nature as its main protagonist. In this bucolic landscape painting, the presence of man is often just hinted at by the depiction of boats that gently ply the waters of calm rivers. This art style is a symbol of the archaic human need of reunion to the beauty of nature, and the essence of perfect balance that can be found within it.
150 x 30 cm
For all European countries and America we ship through our distributor located in Italy, Europe, while for Asia, Oceania and African countries we use our logistic center located in China (link).
For European countries there is no custom-clearance procedure; for all the other shipments we accompany the package with all the necessary papers to ensure the fastest process possible.
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Within the European Union the shipping time is between 1-5 days, while for Extra-UE shipment the delivery time varies between 5 and 12 days. Orders are shipped on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: for special requests, please add a note to your order, we will endeavor to fulfill them.
In Italy we ship through BRT. In Europe and US we ship through DHL Express courier or UPS; For shipments in Italy, you can select a BRT point where to collect your package, for shipments Europe you can choose a UPS point, and for the US you can choose a DHL service point. In Asia we use EMS.
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We guarantee the product will arrive securely as well as beautifully packed. While very rare, breakage in shipping can happen. In the unlikely event of breakage please contact us and we will replace the defected item with no additional charge. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a replacement or return.