Chinese New Year

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Chinese New Year

A few days before the Chinese New Year, it’s a custom to clean the house entirely which signifies removing the old and welcoming the new. After cleaning, the house is decorated using red decorations and the most popular symbol ‘FU’, as in the banners of this quilt and the symbol ‘SHOU’, on the door knob. The decorations from left to right mean: be safe when entering and exiting; fortune, good luck and blessings; good luck and prosperity. The ‘SHOU’ means longevity.

To make this Chinese New Year quilt, I first sketched out the drawings on paper.

Read more in our Winter 2016 issue.

Rebecca Sham
Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada
Textile Artist
rebeccasham@sympatico.ca

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