Thursday, June 18, 2015

GOOD FENCES

This wall is in the Korean Bell Garden at Meadowlark.  I will share the bell in a later post, but today I wanted to concentrate on the wall for Theresa's Meme.


The following information I found here.

"Wall of 10 Symbols: The 10 motifs utilized to symbolize longevity are the sun, mountain, water, stone, pine tree, cloud, tortoise, white crane, deer and bamboo.  The resilience of the bamboo and the evergreen pine tree represent eternity, while the crane, deer and tortoise are all known to have long lives.  The sun, water, clouds and rocks are also enduring elements of our environment.


The practice of adorning objects with motifs called the 10 symbols of longevity, or sip-jang saeng, dates back to the origins of Taoism in China and the transmission of Taoism during the fifth century.  Once the custom entered Korean culture, the use of longevity symbols became ubiquitous and practiced by aristocracy and commoners alike.  The sig-jaeng could be found in all facets of life; on palace architecture, paintings, furniture ornamentation, garments and other decorative items."








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24 comments:

Linda said...

So beautiful! I love all the little details. :)

Elephant's Child said...

How lovely. I don't think I have ever heard of a Korean Bell Garden before, and I have certainly never seen one. Looking forward to learning more from you. Thank you.

Valerie said...

Now THAT is a lovely wall. Chinese, Koreans, and others in the Eastern Hemisphere have a wonderful way of expressing themselves in art. I have a video of some fantastic gardens - I only wish I could transfer it to the blog.

llandudnopictures said...

A very decorative... and informative wall!

Margaret Adamson said...

A VERY unusual wall and thanks for the explaintio of it

eileeninmd said...

Hello Denise, the wall of motifs is really pretty. Thanks for sharing the wall and the information. Beautiful photos! Have a happy day!

Gayle said...

Very interesting.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Just beautiful, I learned something from you today!

Sandra said...

it is beautiful and i love all the symbols they used, all of them are things i love in nature...

Barbara Rogers said...

Thanks so much for giving us symbols of longevity from those ancient cultures, and on a wall, no less!

Karen S. said...

What a treat this was, thanks for sharing, lovely shots and information too.

Linda Kay said...

Denise, very intriguing fence.

TexWisGirl said...

wow! very fetching!

(i linked you in.)

Penelope Puddlisms said...

The brickwork of this a fence adorned with artistry makes me believe in the longevity of the fence. :)

Tanya Breese said...

it's beautiful!

William Kendall said...

Quite a wall, and beautifully done!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Very cool- thanks for sharing!

Red said...

You've picked more than a fence but a lot of culture and art. Nicely done.

ThreeOldKeys said...

I Love This Post! I wish it were mine.
: )

Meadowlark Gardens is on my list to visit soon.

Christine said...

Hello Denise, you have certainly photographed a very unusual and very striking wall for the meme!
Great photos!
Enjoy your day!

Ida said...

What a great wall. This was quite unique and very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

SweetMarie said...

wow! you have some of the most interesting photos and stories to share. :) wonderful photos!

Stephanie said...

Interesting info and building.

Marie C said...

Just beautiful! And thanks for explaining the Korean symbols.