I want to introduce one of the most popular Korean folk art paintings of Joseon dynasty(1392-1910) of Korea. In this folk art image recreated by me, the smiling tiger looks quite ridiculous, not frightening. Even though the animal was a big threat to people of the era, the commons of Joseon dynasty often portrayed tigers in a humorous way in folk paintings, and they also believed the powerful animal painted in art works would protect their households from pandemic diseases and evil spirits. A magpie has been always believed to be a harbinger of good news and luck in Korea. Therefore, the combination of the bird and tiger hung inside a house reflected the people's wishes that the folk painting would bring them good luck and repel evil sprits. Please click on Mouse Pads to view all of my unique mouse pads designs. (Matching gift items are also available in my store).
VintageCabaret sent me over to see this image and I am so glad she did. This is wonderful. Apparently VintageCabaret can't read and tends to think of everything as "vintage," while this amazing tiger & magpie image was created (or recreated) by YOU. Gorgeous artwork! 5*****