Max Guests: 2
Bed Size: 2 Twin Beds
Decorated with colorful wood block prints from different parts of the country, this room has the cheerful and lively atmosphere of a Chinese New Year celebration. Original wood blocks used in the printing process are displayed as well as wood panels used in traditional Chinese houses. Just before every Chinese New Year, each family will prepare Nian Hua (New Year portraits) to decorate their homes and yards. The children love participating in this tradition, especially the hanging up of the colorful wood block prints - on their doors, kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms or gates of their houses. The art has the dual purpose of invoking blessings and expelling disasters. This room features some original prints of the old-fashioned style that have all but vanished. They tell fascinating stories, creating a strikingly pure and unaffected record of Chinese life. The feelings of happiness, anger, sadness and merriment, eulogies to justness and virtue, satires on the dark side of society, prospects of a beautiful future and imaginings about the outside world are all vividly revealed on the paper.