Eight Auspicious Patterns of Ming Dynasty

  •  Xiangyang Bian    
  •  Menghe Tian    


"Auspiciousness" is the common pursuit of the Chinese nation for a long time, and it is the hope of the Chinese people for the future. In the long history of China, auspicious elements represent good omen and have a considerable proportion in Chinese traditional culture. In this paper, the Ming Dynasty Wanli period, blue ground wrapped branches eight auspicious brocade, with a relatively clear vein, existing in the silk Museum of Hangzhou, China, well preserved. Overall, this fabric is dark blue as the base, and the gold thread is covered with asymmetric patterns, showing a relatively complete pattern of wrapped branches. At the same time, the existing relevant studies on the analysis of the eight auspicious patterns mainly focus on the application of the eight auspicious patterns on porcelain in different periods, the application of the eight auspicious patterns in the internal and external decoration of buildings and the application in the depiction of figures in temple mural.

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