The Moral of Chinese Patterns of Pine and Crane

“Pine and Crane” is one of the auspicious patterns that are popular among Chinese folks. In the mind of Chinese people, pine is the oldest among all trees. It was called “thousand-year-old tree” or “never-old tree” as a symbol of immortality. In addition, the pine is also a perennial evergreen tree and can survivehanfu in cold weather. Therefore it is also considered a representative that can stand the suffering and have moral integrity. The crane, also known as “the immortal crane” is a fairy bird in the legend. It can generally live 50 or 60 years and is the representative of longevity in birds. Besides, it looks like an egret; its body is purely white and handsome and has the hermit’s style. Therefore, this pattern means both longevity and nobility.

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