Coral has been revered the Chinese for millennia not only for its fanciful shapes, but also for its rarity. It is said that ordinary coral takes a thousand years to form, but red coral—the gemstone variety— takes ten thousand years. Read more about coral here.
In the Divine Land, firecrackers clear away evil obstacles, giving us the courage to begin a new endeavor.
Little gold filled spirals in the clusters of coral light up like sparks for a festive look.
Read story behind the design here.