Print circa 100 yrs old Marriage in China Funeral Ceremony available unframed


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Antique page which is over 100 years old. HHW.747

To enhance and protect the page we have set it within a
brown frame with mount. Also available in either a gold
frame or a black frame, your choice.

The frame size is circa 260mm x 330mm.

Entitled: Chinese customs depicted by Chinese artists.

 Top picture
 How a marriage is celebrated in the “Flowery Land”. The ceremonies connected with a Chinese marriage are interesting and peculiar. A red and a green ribbon are tied together. Clothed in fine raiment and standing before an alter, the bride takes hold of the free end of the green ribbon and the groom seizes the free end of the red ribbon. Salutations are made and the ceremony is complete. Feasting, music, and processions enter into the marriage festivals before the newly-wed settle down to family life.

Bottom picture
The curious ceremonial of a Chinese funeral. A Chinese funeral is attended by an elaborate ceremonial. Sometimes a coin is placed in the mouth of the corpse to pay the boatman who will ferry the soul across the celestial river, and sometimes a hole is made in the ceiling to enable the soul to escape. A portrait of the deceased is placed on a table or altar, where green candles are burned, and the mourners prostrate themselves before it. The colours of mourning are blue and white. 

Text to the reverse of the page.

The page can be purchased unframed for £9.95 including P&P (UK) or for £13.45 for all other destinations. Just send us your request and we will revise the listing to the unframed price.

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