A lovely example of the Chinese woodblock print, this Guanyin image is most likely from Shangdong Province in northeast China. Bearing the banner Guan Yin Shi Pu Sa and the words Mu Zao, which may be the printmaker's name, this measures 10 1/2" x 7" (sheet).
Nianhua, or New Year's woodblock prints were, by nature, ephemeral, designed to bring good luck and protection for the year to come. They were generally either burnt after use or pasted up for one year and then torn down. So to find vintage or antique examples of this folk art is very unusual and we are happy to be in a position to offer several such prints over the next month. We have categorized this Guanyin as vintage, but believe that it is verging on the antique.
Size: Condition: paper loss to top left corner. Some minor creasing.
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Vintage Chinese New Year's Woodblock Print Nianhua Guanyin Pusa Ink Colored