The painting of barbarian hunting tiger and hares (in Chinese)

Date Created: 06 December 2018

Author: Unknown

Source: The Internet

Owner: Rich Holmstrom

Location: Facebook

  • China
  • Hawk
  • Painting
  • Hunting
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Translation from Chinese into English was done by Anthony Chen.

With many thanks to Rich Holmstrom.

Comments from DongSeok Woo:

In Korea, Popular paintings drawn in the 17th and 19th centuries are called "Minhwa 민화 民畵." Among them, this plot of hunting is called "HoLyeobDo.호렵도" (胡獵圖)
"Ho" means the Northern People who founded the Qing Dynasty and "Lyeob" means hunting. Do' mean
s painting. Koreans recognize the Northern barbarians as being good at hunting and brave. Korean(~19c) liked a picture of their brave hunting to ward off bad luck.(driving away evil spirits)
"Minhwa" has various themes. Some animals and plants are symbolic of the prosperity of their offspring, and some are also used to wish for increased wealth.
Among them, the tiger is described as the king of the mountains.
Rabbits are smart beings and they mean supporting tigers.
(A long pipe means a Social position. In fact, there was a young servant who make a fire to a long pipe.)

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