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centuriespast:

Bowl with interior auspicious design of bats, Chinese, Qing Dynasty (1644–1912), with mark of the reign of Qianlong (1735–1796), 19th century, Porcelain with overglaze enamels
Although bats have negative associations in the West, in China they benefit from a lucky coincidence: the word for bat, fu, is pronounced just like the words for “blessings” and “riches” (even though the written characters are different). The red bats, seen here, are examples of another pun, as the word for red, hong, sounds like the word for “vast”; combining bats and the color red thus creates a wish for vast blessings and wealth. Furthermore, the group of five bats itself refers to the “Five Blessings”: long life, health, wealth, love of virtue, and a peaceful death.
Hallie Ford Museum of Art

centuriespast:

Bowl with interior auspicious design of bats, Chinese, Qing Dynasty (1644–1912), with mark of the reign of Qianlong (1735–1796), 19th century, Porcelain with overglaze enamels

Although bats have negative associations in the West, in China they benefit from a lucky coincidence: the word for bat, fu, is pronounced just like the words for “blessings” and “riches” (even though the written characters are different). The red bats, seen here, are examples of another pun, as the word for red, hong, sounds like the word for “vast”; combining bats and the color red thus creates a wish for vast blessings and wealth. Furthermore, the group of five bats itself refers to the “Five Blessings”: long life, health, wealth, love of virtue, and a peaceful death.

Hallie Ford Museum of Art

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myotpisgay:

i-make-doodles-lol:

hey look

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it’s shakespeare.

that was the worst pun ever but im laughing

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paineds:

kaijubabe:

paineds:

nobody sees you cry when you weld

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is this really going to be my first popular text post on this blog

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diamondsonhersoles:

peonylim:

My garden smells amazing from all the lilac right now. #heaven

i wish these were in MY garden

Lilac (sniiifff) •^• ahh

diamondsonhersoles:

peonylim:

My garden smells amazing from all the lilac right now. #heaven

i wish these were in MY garden

Lilac (sniiifff) •^• ahh