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Year of the Tiger 01 Eye of the Tiger 虎中虎、人上人

Year of the Tiger 01 Eye of the Tiger 虎中虎、人上人

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If you look closely at the tiger’s forehead, there is the character of Tiger (fu2) hidden within its stripes.

In Cantonese, the word Tiger is a homophone of , meaning bitterness or hardship. It is not the typical theme you would think of when coming up with auspicious sayings. However, there are several idioms in Chinese that link hardship to the promise of happiness or success. The Chinese name of this piece, 虎中虎、人上人, references a longer phrase: those who endure the hardest of hardships, may rise as a cut above the rest.

Tsaoao Design’s products are designed and made in Hong Kong. These papercuttings were composed by hand, then reproduced one-by-one using a Cricut blade-cutting machine. The top surface uses traditional red paper for its authentic texture and unmistakable colour. The card backing is certified recycled paper made from 80% post-consumer waste.

Product dimensions: 275mm x 265mm

老虎額頭嘅虎紋由中文字「虎」砌成,以有趣方式演繹「虎中虎」。

廣東話諺語「苦中苦、人上人」寓意忍耐到艱苦嘅人,總有機會出人頭地。以同音字「虎」借「苦」,產品寄望今個虎年,人人克服所有困難,得到豐盛成果,成為「虎中虎、人上人」。

Tsaoao Design 旗下產品均為香港本土設計同製造。剪紙作品先以人手裱貼紙張同刀剪設計,再由Cricut裁切機逐張複製圖案,過程包含大量手工製作。作品沿用中式紅紙,保留傳統剪紙藝術品嘅質感同獨特暗紅色調;底紙採用80%循環再造咭紙加強承托力。

產品尺寸:275mm x 265mm

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