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Red Sun Rising in the East

This is a two-color batik. The main pattern is the dragon in the red circle. The giant dragon soars through the clouds and surrounds a ball, as if rising in the red sun. In the lower right corner of the dragon, there is a “Guishui” seal. In Chinese culture, “Guishui” is the water of rain and dew, which means moistening all things. This print mostly appears in Hong Fuyuan’s works. The lower part is decorated with a red decorative strip. In the strip, there is the pattern of double dragons playing with a ball. The upper and lower edges of the painting are decorated with four groups of variant double dragons playing with a ball. The dragon symbolizes the supreme power of the emperor in Chinese traditional culture. This “red sun rising in the East” symbolizes a bright future.

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