Double happiness was created by a scholar who attained two happy events on the same day: achiving the highest score in the imperial examination and the hand of a maiden in marriage. Double happiness has since been symbolically linked with matrimony.
Rosewood shows its pinkish hue when left raw as these pieces are pictured here at the workshop prior to finishing. The current process is hand assembly and joining, with the first levels of hand polishing.
One of the few flowers blossoming in winter, the plum blossom is a symbol of graciousness, nobility, and unyielding character.