sanchuan Posted January 17, 2023 at 11:00 AM Report Share Posted January 17, 2023 at 11:00 AM Going through an old family box over Christmas, I happened upon this pair of china figurines and I was wondering if anyone could help me find out who or what they are supposed to represent. It's a male and a female, wearing a kind of bindi or 红点 on their forehead. The underside simply says "中国制造 MADE IN CHINA" in red ink. I'm aware that Chinese children entering school for the first time used to be drawn a red dot (痣) in the 眉心 space between their eyes as an auspicious mark for wisdom (the homophonous 智). I don't know the name of this practice or indeed whether it's still in use. Could these figurines simply be depicting two recumbent children of primary school age? Why? Are they supposed to be used as lucky charms for a big and happy family, perhaps? What's the big hole underneath for? Would love it if anyone could shed some light on any of the above. Thanks for your input! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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