Sandalwood is one of the oldest known perfume materials. It has a woody, sweet, elegant type odor. Each of this series of folding fans has different Chinese traditional patterns which were made by roasting the wood material.
The Chinese opera facial make-up originates from totem in ancient times, develops into facial paintings of the Song and Yuan Dynasties, and eventually takes the shape of facial costume of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. In Peking Opera, facial make-up plays the artistic functions of implying commendatory and derogatory connotations and differentiating benevolence and malevolence, enabling the audience to get a glimpse of the inner world of actors and actresses through their symbolic facial make-up.
The Celestial Chinese Dragon is comparable as the symbol of the Chinese race itself. Chinese around the world, proudly proclaim themselves as descendants of the dragon. Dragons are referred to as the divine mythical creature that brings with it ultimate abundance, prosperity and good fortune. As the emblem of the Emperor and the Imperial command, the legend of the Chinese Dragon permeates the ancient Chinese civilization and shaped their culture until today. Its benevolence signifies greatness, goodness and blessings.
The Chinese phoenix, like the dragon, exists only in legends and fairy tales. Sovereign of all birds, it has the head of the golden pheasant, the beak of the parrot, the body of the mandarin duck, the wings of the roc, the feathers of the peacock and the legs of the crane; gloriously beautiful, it reigns over the feathered world. In the Chinese culture, phoenix is a symbol of grace, auspiciousness and good luck.
Bamboo always represents dignity, peace and harmony, is one of the four favorite plants along with Chinese plum, orchid and chrysanthemum, the so-called Four Men of Honor by the Chinese. The characters of the four plants are highly admired by the Chinese people so they want to be just like the four plants. In turn, the plants have possessed some human nature. This is an example of the harmony between nature and human being.
Note: The fan stand in the picture is not included.