P002B004 - Pine, Bamboo, PlumStamps may now be ordered pre-cut and adhered to Static Cling Mounting Foam®.
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|Pine, Bamboo, Plum|
Actual size: 2 in x 2 in *
(Postage added to order handling fee $0.20)Rubber stamp of pine, bamboo, and plum presented in a circular image. The pine symbolizes endurance and longevity, the bamboo reflects strength, longevity and flexibility, and the plum evokes purity of character. In Chinese painting, the source of this theme, these qualities epitomized the scholar-official class that served the government in various ways. Japan had no direct equivalent of this class, but the samurai, de facto rulers of Japan from 1180 to 1868, appropriated the symbolism of the three worthies.
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In the year 105, During Eastern Han Dynasty, an official and inventor named Cai Lun invented the technique for making fine paper. The invention of paper is considered a revolution in communication and learning, dramatically lowering the cost of education. Intricate papercut designs have been an art in China since this time. As this art form was used to decorate doors and windows in China it is referred to as Window Flowers, "chuãng huã". The art form later spread to other parts of the world reflecting local cultures and art forms. Scherenschnitte (scissor cuts) was founded in Switzerland and Germany in the 1500's and brought to Colonial America in the 1700's. I remember in school as a child having my profile projected onto paper and traced and then cutting out the image on black paper for a Mother's Day gift. These are stamp images in a papercut style to use in your art.
*Dimensions shown to the nearest quarter inch.
Mounting Options. If you would like your stamps trimmed and adhered to cling vinyl mounting foam, please select the "Cling Foam - not wood" mounting option above the Add to Cart button. The additional fee is shown with the option. If you change your mind be sure to change the option back to "Unmounted Rubber Die". Sheets of mounting foam are available for those who prefer to mount their own, and you might also consider the Tack N Peel system. These options can be found here.