Beautiful, handmade glass animals. Best quality glass figurines from Thailand. Perfect for unique Gifts.
Fabulous Glass Figurine - Mangkon
Item number: 20052019-15-47
Fabulous Glass Figurine - Mangkon
Item number: 20052019-15-48
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Article of the series fabulous "glass figures"
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The Figurines collection celebrates the wonder of nature, exceptional design, and the luminous power with elegant, modern, and stylish statement pieces. Especially popular are mainly the glass figures. This cute animal replicas are also beautiful decorations that will draw everyone's attention. From the mystical phaya over the funny giraffe up to the Asian elephant you will find everything your heart desires. They are primarily distinguished by high quality and attention to detail. Whether or not such a beautiful collector glass figure no one should miss.
In East Asia, the concept of dragon appears largely in a form of a Long, a beneficent dragon-like creature from Chinese folklore. Another dragon-like creature is a Naga, which is prevalent in some Southeast Asian countries with more direct influence from Vedic religion.
In China, depiction of the dragon can be found in artifacts from the Shang and Zhou dynasties with examples dating back to the 16th century BC. Archaeologist Zhōu Chong-Fa believes that the Chinese word for dragon is an onomatopoeia of the sound of thunder. The Chinese name for dragon is pronounced lóng in Mandarin Chinese or lùhng in Cantonese. Sometime after the 9th century AD, Japan adopted the Chinese dragon through the spread of Buddhism. Although the indigenous name for a dragon in Japanese is tatsu , a few of the Japanese words for dragon stem from the Chinese word for dragon, namely, ryū. The Vietnamese word for dragon is rồng and the Korean word for dragon is ryong.
The Chinese dragon is the highest-ranking animal in the Chinese animal hierarchy, strongly associated at one time with the emperor and hence power and majesty (the mythical bird fenghuang was the symbol of the Chinese empress), still recognized and revered. Its origins are vague, but its "ancestors can be found on Neolithic pottery as well as Bronze Age ritual vessels." Tradition has it composed of nine different animals, with nine sons, each with its own imagery and affiliations. It is the only mythological animal of the 12 animals that represent the Chinese calendar. 2012 was the Chinese year of the Water Dragon.
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