Paper Cuts (noble plants set)
5x9 in. (13x23 cm)
In China, plum, orchid, chtysanthemum, and bamboo are called the "Four Gentlemen Plants", signifying nobility and high virtue: plum blooms in the bitterness of winter, orchid requires intensive care to live, chrysanthemum flourishes in the fall when others wither, and bamboo stands tall and straight.
The four noble plants have been endeared by ancient Chinese poets and painters.