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The Eight Immortals Chart Book

The Eight Immortals Chart Book

Code: 961391
Design size 34½" x 28" (87.5cm x 71cm) when worked on 14 count Aida fabric.

The eight immortals, or Pa-Hsien in Chinese, are a group of legendary beings based on historical characters in Taoism. These beings, at different periods and for various reasons, each attained immortality. Each one of the immortals represents a different condition in life; poverty, wealth, aristocracy, age, youth, masculinity and femininity. Artistic representations of each are usually recognizable by identifying their respective attributes. Stories of the Eight Immortals were popularized in Chinese art forms, folklore, drama, novels, woodblock prints and porcelain. They areā€¦
LI Tie Guai who always carries a crutch and a gourd; he is the emblem of the sick.
ZHONG Li Quan, usually shown with a fan, he represents the military man.
LAN Cai He, the strolling singer, either a woman or a young boy, shown with a flower-basket; patron deity of florist.
ZHANG Guo-Lao, said to have lived in the 7-th or early 8-th century, shown as a rule with his mule, and carrying a bamboo tube-drum with iron sticks; he is the emblem of old men.
HE Xian Gu, a woman, said to have lived in the late 7-th century, shown with a lotus blossom or flower basket, and occasionally with a peach and sheng reed-organ.
LU Dong Bin, shown with a fly-whisker dressed as a scholar and honored as such. He also had a magic sword with which he performed freak feats, for which reason he is also the patron deity of barbers.
HAN Xiang Zi, said to be the nephew of the Tang Dynasty statesman and scholar Han Yu, is often shown with a flute, and patron deity of musicians.
CAO Guo Jiu, said to have been connected with the Sung Imperial family, and is generally shown with castanets or a jade tablet of admission to court; patron deity of actors.

In China, the number eight is highly esteemed. Eight means "prosperity" which makes this auspicious number play a large part in many Chinese folk traditions.

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Review of The Eight Immortals Chart Book
This is enormous and it took me two years to complete doing it almost every day. I never got bored with the lovely colours and the resulting picture is stunning. I now have to find somewhere to hang it - am considering making it into a hanging wall tapestry. Wonderful.
Reviewed by Anon On 01st January 2013
Review of The Eight Immortals Chart Book
This cross stitch is full of great historical characters who have completely captured my heart. I love the colours but most of all the great detail which brings all these great legendaries together. After seeing the eight immortals completed cross stitch, the picture does not do any justice. I am happy to say that I will be starting this project very soon and it's all steam ahead from there.
Reviewed by Angie Berardi, Mill Park On 03rd January 2012
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