Interesting findings & case studies on commonly misunderstood and mystery images
Bamboo in Chinese art is a symbol for a man with humbleness in quality.
When bamboo is painted together with pine trees and/or plum blossoms, it symbolises as one element of the ‘three friends in the winter’.
The pronunciation of bamboo in Chinese is ‘zhu 竹’ which can serve as a pun on ‘zhu 祝’ for the verb ‘to wish’.
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