Tranditional Chinese Paper Cut Art-Year of the Ram

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One of China's most popular folk art,with strong folk characteristics.
National intangible cultural heritage.
You can stick it in the window, or on the picture frame.
SIZE:Approximately 25 cm.
Zodiac sheep origin:
In Chinese folklore, the sheep is one with the Greek myth of Prometheus as great figures,
Prometheus stealing days due to fire and was sent to the world stage, sheep stealing corn seeds due to the world and his life for justice.
In ancient prehistoric times, the world is no grains, vegetables and grass for a living human by severe malnutrition make human yellow face hunger thin.
One fall, one sheep from the temple of God came to the mortal world, found that human Mianyoucaise, and looked sluggish. Asked why, before we know humans do not grow food, and even what food do not know. God sheep kindness Daihatsu, immediately told people to give them next time to bring some grain species. The original Royal Temple was the only field only species-rich nutritious food. Jade Emperor stingy reluctant to share delicious food showed mankind. After the sheep back to the Temple of God, while the middle of the night sleeping on the occasion of the guardian angels, sneak into the royal field, off the grains (rice, millet, wheat, beans, hemp), in the mouth, before dawn, slipped to a mortal, Human sheep hear God brought them grain seeds, they are very curious. God sheep of the seeds to humans, and commanded the grain planting methods, quietly went back to the temple.
Human grain sown seeds, then to grow the crops. At harvest, the human ear to see the grain, that is like a sheep's head, like a sheep tail, harvested grain and sweet incense, hemp clothes into harvest light and warm. After the autumn harvest moon moved people, they held a grand memorial ceremony, thanks to the grace of God to send seed sheep, such harvest Tozo farm ancestral rites are still held in some rural areas.
Grand ritual sacrifice of sheep alerted the Jade Emperor, the Emperor thought the earth appeared grain. Now think of God to bring the world of sheep to the valley each. Identifying the circumstances, the Jade Emperor God angry sheep, command Temple sheep in the world, and you want people to eat lamb.
The second year of strange thing happened, God sheep in place of execution, first to grow grass, and later took a lamb, sheep since in the world of procreation to grazing for a living, his own meat, milk and selfless contribution to humankind, this is out of his life for the sheep thanks to all Greek festival held annually to honor.
When humans hear the Jade Emperor to pick the twelve animals for human zodiac, and then thanks to God, the people unanimously elected sheep such as the Lunar New Year. Although Emperor Valley sheep Pirates things to heart, but it is difficult bend all opinions, but to agree on a sheep when the Lunar New Year.

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