Since I had written something about the topic of "Yin and Yang, eight Symbols" , I decided to talk about Ancient Chinese Buddhism and Taoism traditional cultures continually.
Actually this theme was inspired by the poem texture on the vintage bag I bought recently. Once in a while I went to my favorite boutique to have a look, then I found a black leather bag with old Chinese poem textures. After read it properly, I recognized it was the poem which comes from a portrait of two Buddhist Monks" HanShan,Shi De" by an Artisan during Qing dynasty. It was quite amazing to find a vintage bag with an ancient chinese buddhist poem.
The name of poem is called"Two Saints befall the world. " It suppose to pay tribute to two poet monks who were named Han Shan, Shi De in the late of Tang dynasty. Since that era these two monks' original poems and quotes influenced many cultures such as Japanese traditions and Hippie cultures during 70s in US.
They presented a culture which everything is all one, our mind and our physical body are all one; The nature and us are all one. We are the world, we are universe. the work
is one of the most important symbols of Buddhist literature cultures.
During Qing Emperor Yong Zheng named them as"Two Saints", the artisan Luo Pin created this drawing with the poem" Two Saints befall the world".Currently the original edition of this drawing was collected by American museum.
Jacket by Marc Jacobs
Belt by Marc Cain
Scarf by Sheng Hua Ji
Bag from Vintage Store
Chinese tunic suit and flats by Comme des Garcons
Illustration by Nancy.Z
Photography by Dean.B