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The ninth animal in the Chinese Zodiac is 'Hou: The Monkey'. This original linoleum block print shows the clever and mischievous primate suspended by his tail so he can catch the Chinese character 'Hou' in his hands. The print is limited to an edition of 30. The hand-carved block is inked with environmentally-friendly water-based inks and burnished (also by hand) onto Japanese kozo (or mulberry) paper. The prints are 8" by 12" (20.3 cm by 30.5 cm).

The Chinese Year of the Monkey runs from
* 2 February 1908 - 21 January 1909: Earth Monkey
* 20 February 1920 - 7 February 1921: Metal Monkey
* 6 February 1932 - 25 January 1933: Water Monkey
* 25 January 1944 - 12 February 1945: Wood Monkey
* 12 February 1956 - 30 January 1957: Fire Monkey
* 30 January 1968 - 16 February 1969: Earth Monkey
* 16 February 1980 - 4 February 1981: Metal Monkey
* 4 February 1992 - 22 January 1993: Water Monkey
* 22 January 2004 - 8 February 2005: Wood Monkey
* 2016 - 2017: Fire Monkey
* 2028 - 2029: Earth Monkey

Monkey people are supposed to be creative geniuses. The elemental associations delineate further attributes given by the Chinese Zodiac to people born in specific years.

The monkey print would make a great gift for people born in the Year of the Monkey, or lovers of primates everywhere.

The other animals in the Chinese zodiac are all here:

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Hou- The Monkey - Linocut, 9th in Chinese Zodiac - Limited Edition - Black and White Monkey Lino Block Print with Chinese Character


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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: ink, paper, japanese paper, kozo paper, mulberry paper, carving tools, barren, brayer
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