Chinese Calligraphy Art in Curved Glass: Nishikigoi (Koi)

SKU: P229
Chinese characters for "Nishikigoi (Koi)"displayed in a horizontal curved acrylic frame, with optional acrylic stand included. Frame size: 8.5"x 5.5"with 4.5"x 6.5"character insert. Nishikigoi in Japanese translates to "Brocaded Carp"and is used to describe the colorful carp commonly called koi. In Chinese (pinyin: "Jin Li"), the characters translate the same and they are an auspicious symbol that relates to having abundance. A legend states that a carp can become a dragon by navigating through the "Dragon Gate", a large waterfall in the Yellow River near Henan. It symbolizes that a common person can become great by his extraordinary accomplishments. The character is painted in running script style, then printed on acid-free 100% cotton archival paper. A unique curved acrylic frame focuses attention on the character and makes a simple, yet beautiful way of displaying the character on a desk, shelf, or table.