Chilin Mandarin Badge Embroidery
Material: Silk Embroidered Fabric
A symbol of rank and honor, chinese mandarin
rank badge becomes a popular collectible in modern times due to
its many positive attributes. After 1662, Kangxi Emperor instated
the mythical chilin as the highest symbol of rank amongst his
military officers, replacing the lion on the military rank badges.
The popular Chilin represents a number of positive attributes,
including benevolance, virtue, longevity, grandeur, felicity,
illustrious offspring, wise administration, honor, rank, strength,
great ambitions, good competing spirits, great health, perseverance
and fame. It has the scales of a carp signifying prosperity and
abundance. The Chilin will also bless those who are seeking for
an illustrious baby son. It was said that Confucious was born
after his mother walked on the footsteps of the Chilin. It also
benefits adults seeking for higher positions and for kids seeking
for better luck in examinations. This thick badge can be sandwiched
on glass table or framed for display on the wall.
What the Chilin symbolizes?
The Unicorn, Dragon Horse or Chilin is a
heavenly creature of good omen, and the symbol of grandeur, felicity,
wise administration, longevity and illustrious offspring. It had
attained the age of 1000 years old and said to be the noblest
form of animal, emblem of perfect good incarnated essence of Five
Elements. The predominant characteristics of the unicorn is its
perfect goodwill, gentleness, and benevolence to all living creatures.
It possessed all the good qualities found in all animals and has
the head of a dragon, scales of the carp and body of a horse.
Some believed that the Chilin was actually a giraffe. If one were
to observe carefully, it is possibly correct! Its voice is like
the sound of bells and other musical instruments. It carefully
avoids treading upon any living insect, or destroying the grass
under its feet, and its gait is regulated according to propriety.
It is reputed to be able to walk on water as well as on land and
last appeared before the birth and death of Confucious. Confucious
was often associated to Chilin because he was born a sage after
his mother stepped on the footsteps of the Chilin and got pregnant.
The Chilin is regarded by Buddhists to carry the civilizing Book
of Law on its back. In ancient feng shui studies, the Chilin was
described as coming out of Yellow River and appeared to Fu Hsi,
the first legendary Emperor, bearing on its back a mystic Ho Tu
map from which the Flying Stars formulas is said to have evolved.
It is always seen as solitary, and appears to mankind only when
a king of the highest benevolence sits upon the throne, or when
a sage is about to be born. It had appeared during the halcyon
days of the Emperors Yao and Shun and when Confucius was living,
but so degenerated have mankind since become that it has never
since shown itself to us again.
Since Chilin is a wonderful combination of a dragon's head and
a horse's body, it produces a harmonized mixture of excellent
qualities between the two auspicious animals. It has a more royal
status compared to the other guardians and is simply adorable.
Chilin blows "sheng chi" because of its Dragon head
to benefit the surrounding. Unlike other fierce creatures, the
Chilin representing a "new born baby" by ancient chinese
is very loyal to its owner and easier to tame, like a lovely horse.
Its energy represents vitality, strength, ambition, good competing
spirits, great health, perseverance and fame. Besides, it also
has the scales of a carp which ushers in wealth, prosperity and
abundance. The patterns on its back were used to derive the earlier
heaven bagua, an ultimate symbol in the study of Feng Shui.
This powerful symbol is an excellent support
for important people. Chinese emperors have Chilin objects on
their tables next to their important seals. And many architectural
motives will use the symbol of Chilin to manifest blessings and
good fortune. Large Chilins are also used to protect huge businesses
like hotel industry, ministers' homes, banks, antique shops etc.
Who should display the Chilin badge?
The Chilin enhances family prosperity,
career luck, longevity/health luck, wealth luck and family luck:
1. Displaying the Chilin provides protection against loss of wealth
and bring in benefactors.
2. Displaying the Chilin protects you from harm and danger caused
by "annual evil stars" in ones zodiac constellation.
3. Displaying the Chilin lets you enjoy tremendous wealth luck
constantly coming your way.
4. Displaying the Chilin at work brings new avenues of opportunities
and subdue legal problems.
5. Displaying the Chilin allows those who are studying obtain
more wisdom, thus improving their thinking power and excelling
6. Displaying the Chilin allows woman who is seeking to get pregnant
be blessed with an illustrious baby boy.