Chinese kites

Chinese kites have a history of more than two thousand years. The shadow of auspicious meaning and patterns can be seen everywhere on traditional Chinese kites. Over the long years, our ancestors have not only created beautiful words and paintings that embody the wisdom of the Chinese nation, but also created many auspicious patterns that reflect people’s yearning and pursuit for a better life. It through the pattern image, give a person with happy, good luck and blessing meaning; It integrates people’s appreciation habits, reflects people’s good and healthy thoughts and feelings, permeates Chinese national traditions and folk customs, so it is widely circulated among the people and is popular with the people. With a history of more than 2,000 years, kites have been integrated into the traditional Chinese culture and influenced by it. In the traditional Chinese kites, this kind of auspicious meaning can be seen everywhere: “Longevity and Double Quan” “dragon and phoenix Chengxiang” “100 butterflies make spring” “carp jump Longmen” “Ma Gu Shou” “birds in the wind” “fish” “four seasons peace” and so on these kites all do not show people’s yearning and longing for a better life.

Auspicious patterns using figures, animals, birds and flowers, artifacts, such as image and some auspicious words, folk proverbs, target language and mythology as subjects, through metaphors appear, analogy, pun, symbol and homophonic, technique of expression, constitute “a target language a pattern” of art forms, giving JiChengXiang, eliminate the evil from the difficult, on people’s happiness, longevity, and desire. Because of figurative meaning and auspicious patterns, it integrates scenes and objects into one, thus the theme is bright and prominent, the conception is ingenious, the interest is full, and it is full of unique style and strong national color. For example, the pattern of a pair of phoenixes flying against the sun is called “double phoenixes rising sun”. It embodies people’s enterprising spirit of health and upward and the pursuit of happiness with its rich implication and varied patterns. Chinese auspicious patterns are rich in content, generally including “seeking happiness”, “longevity”, “happiness” and “auspiciousness”, among which the pattern of seeking happiness is the most.

Pray blessing

People have a common psychological pursuit of happiness. Because the bat and “fu”, “fu” homophonic, although its image is not beautiful, but after full beautification, it as a symbol of “blessing” auspicious pattern. Bat kites can be found everywhere, such as the traditional Beijing Shayan kites, represented by the “Fu Yan”, with beautified bats painted all over the top of the hard arm. Other kites take its implication are “blessing” “blessing in front of” “Wufu Shou” “Wufu holding Shou” “Fushou Shuangquan” “Wufu Qi Tian” “Wufu Shou” and so on, the Zhou Dynasty “Hongfan” article contains “Five Blessings” : one day, two days rich, three days Kang Ning, four days you good virtue, five days to test the final life. “Good virtue” means good virtue, and “the end of life” means a good end, not death. According to the meaning of “Five Blessings”, “Blessings” already include wealth and longevity. Other auspicious patterns are the “fish” and “ruyi” (originally a bamboo and wooden scratching stick that scratches places out of reach and gets its name because it satisfies one’s wishes). The related auspicious patterns and kites have “fish” “happy more” “carp jump Longmen” “Pepsi” “must be” “peace” and so on.


Throughout history, people have wished to live a long and healthy life. There are many patterns to express and celebrate longevity: evergreen pines and cypress, cranes that are said to be able to live for thousands of years and colorful regalia birds, ganoderma ganoderma that is said to be able to live for a hundred years and peach of the queen mother of the West that can make people immortal. The Chinese character “shou”, which seeks and expresses longevity, has more than 10,000 characters, with rich variations. Origins from the Buddhist “Wan” word pattern, contains the meaning of “as many as ten thousand”. In Sand Swallow Kite, the waist pattern is mostly rotary “Wan” word pattern. The related auspicious patterns and kites are “auspicious cloud and crane longevity”, “eight immortalHe longevity” and so on.


To express people’s good, happy and happy mood. There are many Chinese characters for happiness, and “Xi” is a common festive pattern. Magpie is a happy “sign”, the kite has “xi” word kite, “xi xi” kite touch, etc., related to the kite and auspicious patterns have “happy eyebrows” “double xi on the eyebrow” “festive more than” “fu lu shou xi” “double xi fu xiang”. The festival pattern is quite interesting there are butterflies, birds, flowers, bagel, longevity, blessing, and other patterns, such as “birds pay homage to the phoenix”. Conveying a happy marriage, a harmonious couple with mandarin duck pattern kite.

Good luck

The dragon, phoenix and kylin are the auspicious and benevolent animals in people’s imagination. Turtle in ancient times is a symbol of longevity, later replaced by the turtle back. China is a country with dragons. In our country, dragons have special meanings. They are magical creatures with deer antlers, cattle heads, boa constrictors, fish scales and eagle claws, which are regarded as the symbol of the ancient Chinese civilization. Traditional auspicious patterns composed of auspicious birds, benevolence, animals and other images include “dragon and phoenix present auspicious”, “two dragons playing with beads”, “colorful phoenix flying double” and “birds in court”. Chinese traditional kites – dragon head centipede long string kites, especially large dragon kites, because of its spectacular flying scene, majestic and popular.

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