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Unique Vintage Framed Hand Sculpted Asian (Hindu Or Buddhist) Metal Zodiac Wall Hanging.

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**International Buyers: Please send me your country and postal code. I will get the exact and cheapest International Shipping charge for you and send it to you so that you can decide whether or not to complete the purchase.

This unique Asian zodiac is possibly Hindu or Buddhist (might even be Tibetan Buddhist Sanskrit) -- based on the unique type of engraved lettering adjacent to each animal, rather than the typical Chinese calligraphy, as well as the traditional Asian elephant in the center. He is surrounded by altogether different shapes of the animals, rather than the usual Chinese zodiac animal forms. Regardless as to the type of zodiac this may actually be, it would no doubt be a very different and extremely conversational Asian wall hanging to add to you home or office decor.

The entire zodiac itself is covered with a clear protective "cellophane-like" material, surrounded by red velvet matting, and recessed into a sculpted gold box frame which is ready to hang. This metal zodiac "appears" to have been crafted in thin" pewter."***See the disclaimer after the following information....

Framed Dimension: 22” x 22”
Zodiac Dimension: 17 1/2" x 17 1/2"
Framed Weight 4 lbs.

***All information regarding the crafting and material of this item was given to me when purchased from a reputable New England Estate Antique Auction. I have not opened the frame in order to determine or test. (Guaranteed to be as pictured and described).

The Chinese Zodiac, known as Sheng Xiao, is based on a twelve-year cycle, each year in that cycle related to an animal sign. 2017 is the Year of the Rooster according to Chinese zodiac. This is a Year of Fire Rooster, starting from Jan. 28, 2017 (Chinese New Year) and lasting to Feb. 15, 2018.

There are 12 zodiac signs. They are: the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. Legend has it that one day the gods ordered that animals be designated as signs of each year and the twelve that arrived first were selected... The zodiac is calculated according to Chinese lunar calendar:
https://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/social_customs/zodiac/

Origin of Chinese Zodiac:
Similar to the ten heavenly stems and twelve earthly branches, animals in Chinese zodiac were also created for counting years as the system that is now universally accepted based on the Gregorian calendar. The selection and order of the animals that influence people's lives very much was originated in the Han Dynasty (202BC – 220AD) and based upon each animal's character and living habits. The old-time division was mostly related to number 12: one ji equals 12 years, one year has 12 months, one day has 12 time periods called shi chen. Ancient people observe that there are 12 full moons within one year. So, its origin is associated with astrology. Each animal sign is usually related with an earthly branch, so the animal years were called Zi Rat, Chou Ox, Yin Tiger, Mao Rabbit, Chen Dragon, Si Snake, Wu Horse, Wei Sheep, Shen Monkey, You Rooster, Xu Dog and Hai Pig.

The animal year when a person was born is called his / her Ben Ming Nian (Zodiac Year of Birth). The distinctive zodiacal way of calculating years based on the lunar calendar decides that every once in every twelve-year cycle people will meet their birth signs. Although it sounds a bit superstitious, Chinese people take their year of birth seriously. According to the soothsaying, people in their own Ben Ming Nian may offend “Taisui”, also called the God of Age, so they would suffer a lot of misfortunes, such as sickness, economic loss, physical injuries and obstacles in career. However, there are effective ways to diminish the unlucky impacts. The most popular solution is wearing red underwear, socks or waist belts given by elders, for red is believed to bring them good luck. Some jewelry accessories may also help, such as pendants and bracelets with auspicious images. To find out more about the Chinese Zodiac and to determine your sign based on your birth year, follow the link below:
http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-zodiac/

There has been a relationship between humans and the 12 zodiacal animals. It is believed that the years represented by the animals affect the characters of people in the same way like the western astrology signs. Click the following signs to know the personalities of persons under different signs. Facts like years, strengths, weaknesses, best matches and fortune of 2017 of each sign are introduced. Some signs are perfect matches while some are less compatible or even born opponents. Use the tool to test the compatibility for you and your partner! Best Matches for 12 Signs:

Rat: Ox, Rabbit and Dragon
Ox: Rat, Monkey and Rooster
Tiger: Dragon, Horse and Pig
Rabbit: Sheep, Monkey, Dog and Pig
Dragon: Rat, Tiger and Snake
Snake: Dragon and Rooster
Horse: Tiger, Sheep and Rabbit
Sheep: Rabbit, Horse and Pig
Monkey: Ox and Rabbit
Rooster: Ox and Snake
Dog: Rabbit
Pig: Tiger, Rabbit and Sheep
**International Buyers: Please send me your country and postal code. I will get the exact and cheapest International Shipping charge for you and send it to you so that you can decide whether or not to complete the purchase.

This unique Asian zodiac is possibly Hindu or Buddhist (might even be Tibetan Buddhist Sanskrit) -- based on the unique type of engraved lettering adjacent to each animal, rather than the typical Chinese calligraphy, as well as the traditional Asian elephant in the center. He is surrounded by altogether different shapes of the animals, rather than the usual Chinese zodiac animal forms. Regardless as to the type of zodiac this may actually be, it would no doubt be a very different and extremely conversational Asian wall hanging to add to you home or office decor.

The entire zodiac itself is covered with a clear protective "cellophane-like" material, surrounded by red velvet matting, and recessed into a sculpted gold box frame which is ready to hang. This metal zodiac "appears" to have been crafted in thin" pewter."***See the disclaimer after the following information....

Framed Dimension: 22” x 22”
Zodiac Dimension: 17 1/2" x 17 1/2"
Framed Weight 4 lbs.

***All information regarding the crafting and material of this item was given to me when purchased from a reputable New England Estate Antique Auction. I have not opened the frame in order to determine or test. (Guaranteed to be as pictured and described).

The Chinese Zodiac, known as Sheng Xiao, is based on a twelve-year cycle, each year in that cycle related to an animal sign. 2017 is the Year of the Rooster according to Chinese zodiac. This is a Year of Fire Rooster, starting from Jan. 28, 2017 (Chinese New Year) and lasting to Feb. 15, 2018.

There are 12 zodiac signs. They are: the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. Legend has it that one day the gods ordered that animals be designated as signs of each year and the twelve that arrived first were selected... The zodiac is calculated according to Chinese lunar calendar:
https://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/social_customs/zodiac/

Origin of Chinese Zodiac:
Similar to the ten heavenly stems and twelve earthly branches, animals in Chinese zodiac were also created for counting years as the system that is now universally accepted based on the Gregorian calendar. The selection and order of the animals that influence people's lives very much was originated in the Han Dynasty (202BC – 220AD) and based upon each animal's character and living habits. The old-time division was mostly related to number 12: one ji equals 12 years, one year has 12 months, one day has 12 time periods called shi chen. Ancient people observe that there are 12 full moons within one year. So, its origin is associated with astrology. Each animal sign is usually related with an earthly branch, so the animal years were called Zi Rat, Chou Ox, Yin Tiger, Mao Rabbit, Chen Dragon, Si Snake, Wu Horse, Wei Sheep, Shen Monkey, You Rooster, Xu Dog and Hai Pig.

The animal year when a person was born is called his / her Ben Ming Nian (Zodiac Year of Birth). The distinctive zodiacal way of calculating years based on the lunar calendar decides that every once in every twelve-year cycle people will meet their birth signs. Although it sounds a bit superstitious, Chinese people take their year of birth seriously. According to the soothsaying, people in their own Ben Ming Nian may offend “Taisui”, also called the God of Age, so they would suffer a lot of misfortunes, such as sickness, economic loss, physical injuries and obstacles in career. However, there are effective ways to diminish the unlucky impacts. The most popular solution is wearing red underwear, socks or waist belts given by elders, for red is believed to bring them good luck. Some jewelry accessories may also help, such as pendants and bracelets with auspicious images. To find out more about the Chinese Zodiac and to determine your sign based on your birth year, follow the link below:
http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-zodiac/

There has been a relationship between humans and the 12 zodiacal animals. It is believed that the years represented by the animals affect the characters of people in the same way like the western astrology signs. Click the following signs to know the personalities of persons under different signs. Facts like years, strengths, weaknesses, best matches and fortune of 2017 of each sign are introduced. Some signs are perfect matches while some are less compatible or even born opponents. Use the tool to test the compatibility for you and your partner! Best Matches for 12 Signs:

Rat: Ox, Rabbit and Dragon
Ox: Rat, Monkey and Rooster
Tiger: Dragon, Horse and Pig
Rabbit: Sheep, Monkey, Dog and Pig
Dragon: Rat, Tiger and Snake
Snake: Dragon and Rooster
Horse: Tiger, Sheep and Rabbit
Sheep: Rabbit, Horse and Pig
Monkey: Ox and Rabbit
Rooster: Ox and Snake
Dog: Rabbit
Pig: Tiger, Rabbit and Sheep

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International shipping viability will be at our discretion in determining the practicality for each item based upon size, weight and fragility. If it is deemed impractical, you will be notified and advised of your options (cancel and receive a full refund or pay the additional charges necessary in order to ship if you still want to purchase the item).

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THE SHIPPING COST LISTED IS BASED ON USPS PRIORITY MAIL INSURED. IF IT APPEARS TO BE TOO MUCH FOR THE ITEM THAT YOU WANT TO PURCHASE, PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH YOUR COMPLETE SHIPPING ADDRESS INCLUDING ZIP CODE OR EXACT INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ADDRESS SO THAT I CAN CHECK WITH FEDEX IN ORDER TO TRY AND FIND A MORE AFFORDABLE WAY FOR IT TO BE SHIPPED. YOU CAN THEN DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO COMPLETE YOUR PURCHASE.

YOU WILL NEVER OVERPAY FOR SHIPPING. ALL SHIPPING CHARGES ARE BASED ON THE SIZE AND WEIGHT OF THE OVERALL PACKAGE TO BE SHIPPED AND ARE POSTED IN THE SHIPPING & POLICIES TAB OF THE ITEM YOU ARE VIEWING. IF THE ACTUAL SHIPPING CHARGE FOR YOUR PURCHASE IS LESS THAN WHAT YOU WERE CHARGED, I WILL REFUND THE ENTIRE DIFFERENCE TO YOU.

We pack our own items and use recyclable packing materials as well as previously used shipping boxes and packing materials. We ship to your Etsy address so please be sure it is correct.

You will be notified with tracking information. as soon as your item has been packed and shipped.

ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: International customs, import duties, taxes and charges are typically collected upon delivery or pickup and are the buyer's responsibility. Please considered them prior to your purchase and shipment authorization. Prospector Collections is not responsible for any of these types of charges and maintains zero liability. These import charges are NOT included in the item price or shipping charges. Please check with your country's customs office prior to buying to determine what these additional costs will be.

International shipping viability will be at our discretion in determining the practicality for each item based upon size, weight and fragility. If it is deemed impractical, you will be notified and advised of your options (cancel and receive a full refund or pay the additional charges necessary in order to ship if you still want to purchase the item).

***DAMAGES DURING SHIPPING:
If a package and contents are damaged while in the hands of the shipping agent, the case must be reported immediately to us via Etsy Conversations. We will then file the proper insurance claim, handle it accordingly, and notify you. Digital photographs of the item and the packaging condition are required to support any damage claim and must also be sent via Etsy Conversations. Refund requirements will be determined only after photos are supplied so that we can file the proper insurance claim requirements. If there are various requirements presented to you in order to resolve the situation, please respond to us (or the insurance company if required) immediately regarding your claim in order for us to issue the proper monetary reimbursement as a refund through Etsy and/or accept a return of the item. If those options are NOT sent to us or directly the insurance company (if required), we cannot supply the information and/or photos required in order to have the insurance claim paid, and therefore I will NOT be able to refund your purchase. We'll do our best to adjust the transaction as quickly as possible.

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Unique Vintage Framed Hand Sculpted Asian (Hindu Or Buddhist) Metal Zodiac Wall Hanging.

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Overview

  • Vintage item
  • Height: 22 Inches
  • Width: 22 Inches
  • Materials: Velvet Matting, Gold Sculpted Frame, Sculpted Metal Zodiac Calendar, Metal Appears To Be Pewter
  • Feedback: 51 reviews
  • Favorited by: 8 people
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From Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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