Countryside Grace: Red Coral Figurine of a Farming Lady
Countryside Grace: Red Coral Figurine of a Farming Lady
Countryside Grace: Red Coral Figurine of a Farming Lady

Countryside Grace: Red Coral Figurine of a Farming Lady

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Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Vietnamese country life with this meticulously crafted red coral figurine. The vibrant hue of the coral is a stunning backdrop to the artistry showcased in this depiction of a Vietnamese countryside woman, embodying grace, diligence, and cultural authenticity.

Her posture speaks volumes. With her right hand, she tenderly adjusts a straw hat atop her head, indicative of a momentary pause from labor, perhaps to shield herself from the midday sun or a fleeting moment of reflection. Her left hand grips a sickle, a testament to her hard work and dedication to her craft, embodying the timeless spirit of Vietnam's agricultural backbone.

The figurine's attire showcases a delicate balance of simplicity and elegance. Dressed in traditional Vietnamese clothing, she dons a long-sleeved blouse paired with a flowing skirt, capturing the essence of comfort and functionality while farming. A scarf elegantly wraps around her hair, an emblematic accessory that provides both utility and style.

The base upon which this remarkable figurine stands is equally noteworthy. Crafted from rich wood, it features intricate kanot drawings, celebrating the shared artistry and beauty of Southeast Asia.

This red coral figurine isn't just a representation of a Vietnamese farming lady; it's a bridge to an age-old culture, a testament to the enduring spirit of rural Vietnamese communities, and a work of art that melds tradition with exquisite craftsmanship.

  • Metaphysical Properties of coral:
  • Vitality & Energy: Promotes vigor and vitality, supporting one's overall well-being.
  • Emotional Harmony: Assists in harmonizing emotional experiences and overcoming fear.
  • Intuition: Enhances intuitive abilities and foresight.
  • Protection: Believed to offer protection, especially to sailors, and ward off negative energies.
  • Love: Traditionally associated with attracting and maintaining love.
  • Wisdom: Imparts wisdom and promotes understanding of life's natural rhythms.

    Origin - China, 19th century

    Measurement - 5 1/2" height with the stand and 1" width

    Material - Red Coral