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Welcoming the Chinese Year of the Horse!

January 31, 2014, marks the beginning of the Year of the Wood Horse in the Chinese Zodiac.   This will be a long year, as the lunar Year of the Horse ends  February 18, 2015.

To celebrate, we are off to the races with some hand painted horse art from Nepal.

Folk art horse hand painted on metal
Brown horse with white blaze by Sanjib Rana

This handsome brown horse was packed in newspaper while newly painted and has a reverse newsprint in the central blue area, which I quite like.   The 'Xing' is meant to be read Crossing.  This portrait on metal is 12"x15" and hand painted by Sanjib Rana.


Folk art horse hand painted on metal

French Quarter by Sagar Bitsa

French Quarter was a much beloved horse who made a handsome Zen Horse portrait.   No newsprint here!

Folk art horse hand painted on metal
Horse by Sanjib Rana

Also by Sanjib Rana, this dark horse with a long grey mane is well set off against a firey background of reds, oranges and yellows.   

According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of the Horse is a good one for travel - as far and wide as possible.   You know I will be going back to Nepal twice more this year, so that is great news.

Folk art horse hand painted on metal
Gallivanting horse by Sanjib Rana

Again, Sanjib captures a horse having fun turning in a meadow.

This is your year if you were born in 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942, 1930, 1918, 1906.   It is said to be a year in which you should move fast!  

These portraits would make great gifts for anyone born in these years, but especially for anyone born in the year of the Water Horse (February 15, 1942 to February 4, 1943 and February 12, 2002 to January 31, 2003) as I have many horses playing in the surf.


Folk art white horse hand painted on metal
Zen white horse by Shahi

Shahi did a good job hand painting this white horse.   He was originally the image on a joker for a deck of cards.  

They say that the Year of the Horse will be a good one for entrepreneurs.   I wish you all the best!


Folk art Horse hand painted on metal
White Horse in the surf by Sanjib Rana

Again Sanjib does not disappoint with this handsome horse cavorting in the surf.   

We have come to the end!

 All of the horses featured on today's blog are currently available, but you can go to the website to check on pricing and what is new in store.   


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