King Silk Art makes silk embroidery wall art, 100% hand-stitched by Master Artists in Suzhou, China. Our artwork, Susho, is completely natural, created with tiny needles and pure silk thread. Susho is a 2500 year old family tradition, with a unique and fascinating history.
Cross-culturally, tigers feature prominently in ancient mythology and folklore, in Chinese legends; five tigers maintain the balance of cosmic forces and prevent chaos, the yellow tiger, the Bengal, is the ruler of the other tigers and represents the sun. The tiger is also the third animal symbol in the Chinese Zodiac's 12-year cycle.
In Feng Shui, tigers are the essence of Yang energy. Each of the five elements of Feng Shui represents a different planet, direction, season, color and part of the body. This tiger represents metal, because the direction he is facing is west and the background is white. The planet associated with metal is Venus, the season autumn and the parts of the body are the gall bladder and liver. Since white represents the west, white tigers are considered guardians of western directions.
In Chinese culture, tigers are the king of the beast, thought to dispel evil and disasters. In Feng Shui decoration, tigers are a powerful charm to turn on your power, the power to get something you want, build a successful career and have a prosperous family. Tigers symbolize courage and power and will help protect your home.