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The tiger (虎): bold, dynamic, protective.


The tiger is ferocious animal, but the Chinese also see them as protective. At the Lunar New Year, children often wear hats and shoes made in the shape of a tiger's head to protect them from evils.


Tigers harness a huge burst of energy during a hunt, and then eat the entirety of their prey and sleep for a week. As such, tigers represent the extreme ends of emotional, physical, and spiritual spectrum: ferocious/protective, energetic/lethargic, feast/famine—all contained within the same animal. A tiger’s stripes are symbolic of this yin/yang energy: the light and the dark are not binary, but complementary forces dependent on one another. 


Hanzimals is a modern interpretation of the Chinese zodiac: an icon/illustration of each zodiac animal combined with each animal's Chinese character, presented as a single glyph. These museum-quality posters are printed on thick and durable matte paper.


  • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
  • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²)
  • Giclée printing quality
  • Opacity: 94%
  • US orders arrive within 2 weeks
  • Please read the shop policies! Refunds/returns only available if item does not arrive or arrives damaged

Hanzimals Chinese Zodiac Year of the (虎) Tiger Print / Poster


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