Birds of Love in Chinese Paintings

Mandarin ducks were called birds of love in ancient China. Paired mandarin ducks are as close as body and shadow. They fly together, swim together and sleep with their necks crossed. They pair for life. The bird will remain single if his or her mate dies. Because of this, mandarin ducks have become symbols of marital fidelity in Chinese paintings.

People usually present paintings of a pair of lovely mandarin ducks sporting in water to a newly married couple by way of wishing them perfect conjugal bliss. In Asian Decor Mandarin Ducks bring “feng shui” love. Chinese mandarin ducks painting intensifies good fortune and brings recognition luck and respect.

Mandarin Dark - Chinese Painting

Mandarin Dark - Chinese Painting

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