Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Chinese Calligraphy

Now and then I have to work out my Chinese calligraphy.  What a rich development of language they have!  I love the way the characters have changed through the years.

The top two (back row) on the outside are the same character.  This character means paintbrush. Originally, the character looked like a hand holding a brush, and if you could see the way it has developed, you would think it still looks like it!

The two characters in the front, bottom, which are the same mean perfume.  This one is more easy to see.  Perfume originates from plants, of course.  You can see the pot and the plant growing from it.  Makes perfect sense! :)

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