Year of the Horse

Chinese New Year is fast approaching. This far-eastern occasion is centuries old and is traditionally a time to honor deities as well as ancestors. Chinese New Year’s Eve is a time for families to gather for an annual reunion dinner. Windows and doors are decorated with red paper cuts and couplets (a form of Chinese poetry) relating to good fortune, happiness, wealth and longevity; firecrackers are lit, money is exchanged in red paper envelopes, and who can forget the imposing dragon and lion dances.

Each Chinese year is based on a symbol of the zodiac, literally meaning ‘circle of animals’, and this year it is the turn of the energetic and strong-willed horse. In celebration of this ancient tradition, we have put together a selection of our favourite equine-inspired products including a gorgeous printed scarf, solid silver horse bit necklace and lucky stacking rings.

 

 

Horses bit silver necklace by Anne Reeves Jewellery

Horse chalkboard by The Chalkboard Shack
Horses cushion by Katie & The Wolf
Horse brooch by Silk Purse, Sow’s Ear
Typographic horse picture by Mimi & Mae
Personalised horse phone case for iPhone by We Love To Create
Silver horseshoe necklace by Lily Charmed
Monochrome horse tea set by Katherine Pollen
Horse print scarf by Molly & Pearl
Personalised horse shoe stacking ring by Soremi
Chocolate horseshoe by Schokolat
Shakespeare Quote Mug by Bottle Green Homes
Horse stud earrings by Very Beryl

 

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