The Moral of Chinese Patterns of Magpie Standing on the Plum Blossom Tree

The pattern Magpie Standing on the Plum Blossom Tree is also known as “Xishang Meishao”, and consists of the magpie and plum blossom branches. The magpie is considered a smart bird by hanfuChinese people and it can report good news to the people. Therefore, the magpie is a symbol fo good news. “Xishang Meishao” is an idiom, which originally described one looking very happy with twinkling eyes. As the “eyebrow” (Mei) and the “plum blossom” are pair of homophones in the Chinese language, plum blossoms and the magpie are jointly used to indicate the good news or fortune sent from heaven.

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