Chinese Paintings Crane Meanings
Longevity, a long life, is the main traditional Chinese
meaning for the Crane. Wisdom that comes with age, is an often associated
meaning and in Feng Shui the influence of a Chinese
Crane painting is for a long life that increases in wisdom.
The Crane has long been an auspicious symbol and next
to the Pheonix is the most important bird
in Chinese legends and Chinese art. The
Crane is believed to be immortal and is the
commonest of the many symbols meaning
longevity. It is a very common symbol and is depicted
frequently on Chinese paintings within China.
It is also a Chinese
symbol for wisdom and is sometimes called
the "heavenly" or "blessed" Crane. The
death of a Taoist priest is said to be
"turning into a feathered Crane".
The Chinese Crane
is said to manifest a peculiar interest in
human affairs and it is often associated
with old age and also with good luck.
View our collection of Chinese Crane Paintings here or individual crane paintings by clicking on a link below.