景華工坊版畫: 門庭清吉 Door Gods
The Door Gods on our woodblock prints look mighty with weapons in their hands, to symbolise driving away the evil spirits and keeping the place in peace with fortune. They are suitable for hanging on the doors or windows of homes or on the doors of shops.
About Woodblock Printing
Woodblock printing is a form of traditional folk art which involves techniques such as wood carving, printing, and painting. Woodblock printing is present in our everyday lives - illustrations in old books, trademark, packaging, New Year prints, portraits of deities, paper amulets and joss papers are among valuable art pieces in traditional folk art.
Putting up New Year prints is a custom practised in East Asia. It is called New Year print because it reflects the beliefs underlying Chinese New Year, that is to pursue good fortune and avoid disasters. As such, the content of the prints is mostly related to avoiding evil spirits and welcoming auspicious energy.