Chinese painted wall scroll with symbolic 100 cranes
Chinese wall scroll with a 100 Cranes watercolour painting. This wall scroll is adorned with 100 white feathered cranes, and weighted with an oriental style wooden roller. The Chinese believe that cranes live to a very old age, and therefore symbolise longevity.
The 100 cranes are each symbolic of one year of life. It is believed that the souls of the dead are carried into the heavens by these auspicious birds. It is said that white feathered cranes in particular are symbolic of long life.
Scroll size: 136cm x 52cm
Scroll colour: Ivory / White
Material: Paper and silk brocade