This proverb is a very popular good wish in China. It is normally given to the elderly by young people. It means "live to be as old as pine trees and egrets." Pine trees are the most important trees in China and have extremely long lifespans. Egrets are often mentioned in Chinese legends and fairy tales. They are rumored to live forever. Thus this Chinese good wish scroll is a wish for long life and longevity very appropriate to give anyone, but especially the elderly.

Pronunciation in Chinese Pinyin: Song1 Ling2 He4 Sou4

Listen to the pronunciation for this proverb

Script: Will be written in the Lishu official calligraphy script. This popular style is clear and smooth.

The main photo is a computerized image showing the characters that will be on the scroll. The other scroll photos are example of similar scrolls we have done. All scrolls are 100% handmade and hand painted.

Size: 11" X 32" (25Cm X 80 Cm) - Also available in larger sizes

Click links for flower background example, bamboo background, and bamboo and butterfly background.

Also you can choose a custom inscription, perfect for gifts! Click link for an example of a personalized message in English. You can choose any message for your own inscription. The length of the scroll may be adjusted slightly to accommodate your inscription.

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Live to be as Old as Pine Trees and Egrets

  • Product Code: Live to be as Old as Pine Trees and Egrets - Chinese Scroll
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $24.99

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