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Antique Imperial Chinese Embroidery Silk Textile made for Imperial wedding Door Cover.

100 Boys in Performance Celebration of Big Family.

1650-1700 A.D

Size 94" x 91"
Size 239 x 231cm

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Rabbit on the Moon

An early mention that there is a rabbit on the Moon appears in the Chu Ci, a  Western Han anthology of Chinese poems from the  Warring States period, which notes that along with a toad, there is a rabbit on the Moon who constantly pounds herbs for the  immortals. This notion is supported by later texts, including the Imperial reading of the Taiping Era encyclopedia of the Song Dynasty. Han Dynasty poets call the rabbit on the Moon the "Jade Rabbit" (玉兔) or the "Gold Rabbit" (金兔), and these phrases were often used in place of the word for the Moon. A famous poet of the Tang Dynasty period, Li Bai, relates how: "The rabbit in the Moon pounds the medicine in vain" in his poem "The Old Dust

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