Purse Compact Mirror Inlaid with Mother of Pearl Tiger and Magpie Design
This stylish purse compact mirror is ornamented with a unique mother of pearl design of tiger and magpie. The magpie is traditionally viewed as the bearer of good news. The tiger has been thought of as a symbol of bravery and an animal with magical power that drives out devils and diseases. This subject matter was thus not only visually appealing, but was also thought to provide protection and attract good fortune for the forthcoming year.
However, the tiger in this particular design was humorously depicted, which is one of characteristics of Koran folk painting. A magpie looks down on the tiger from the safe distance of a pine tree. Frustrated by its constant talking but powerless to stop it, the tiger growls back at it, revealing his red tongue.
The arrangement of intricate design's iridescence and color of mother of pearl creates wonderful harmony with the black background, making it a remarkably attractive piece. The engraved geometric patterns on the back add beautiful panache to this purse compact mirror. Read More