A dragon's head, an elk's body, a bull's tail and a horse's hoof.
They breathe fire, and roar like thunder.
The male is called qi, and the female is named lin.
They neither break vegetation nor hurt creatures.
They are benevolent and righteous, with both virtue and talent.
They symbolize fortune from all directions, auspiciousness and peace.
Kylin, an auspicious divine pet, indicates peace and longevity
It is a tradition to wear kylin ornaments in China since ancient times.
Infants and young children wore “kylin locks”, to pray for a long life.
Dresses and gowns of ladies were often embroidered with auspicious patterns of all animals worshipping kylin, to express good wishes.
Under Wu Zetian's reign in the Tang dynasty, “kylin robes” were exclusive uniforms of warriors above the 3rd official rank.
In the Qing dynasty, kylin was embroidered on the “insignia” of warriors with a top rank,
to become a symbol of the ranking system.
People hope that kylin can always accompany them, bringing luck and light to them and eliminating misfortune.
The painter spent several months painting the kylin pattern with kylin as a major part
and made an "amulet” silk painting that can be mounted and worn.
In terms of the color scheme, dark green and brown were used widely and decorated and highlighted in pink,
which not only fits in with most Chinese-style home decoration styles but also better sets off the skin tone of wearers.
As for painting techniques, techniques of traditional Chinese elaborate paintings were combined with the embroidered pattern simulated by meticulous arrangements of lines, to endow the work with both classic and novel features.
In terms of composition, the Chinese sunk panel style composition was adopted,
looking dignified and steady.
Meanwhile, in consideration of wearing scenarios,
the composition of the quadrangular pattern was specially designed.
This is a work of art with both aesthetic ideas and practical value.