Guardian Spirits Collection Asian, Japanese, Chinese Original Art Print, Mermaid
traditional chinese fairy tales poster - Mermaid
traditional chinese fairy tales poster - Mermaid
Japanese, Chinese, Asian Fairytales, folklore Art Poster

Guardian Spirits Collection Original Art Print - Mermaid

Regular price £80.00 Sale

What is your Guardian Spirit? Find yours.

ARTIST COLLABORATION - Guardian Spirits Collection
Inspired by Chinese and Japanese folklore, a guardian spirit is a mysterious entity that haunts humans and influences their character and behaviour. Jen created all the images from original words of description. Instead of using traditional watercolour and ink, she mixed acrylic with gouache and finished with colour pencils to add highlights to Eastern freehand. 

Jen Xu is an artist/illustrator based in Shanghai. 

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATION - 鲛人 / jiāo rén / Mermaid
Jiāo Rén is originally from the Chinese book “Classic of Mountains and Seas”. It is a half human half fish creature. They live in the deep southern sea and hide from humans. The tears of Jiāo Rén can turn to pearls. The precious oil from their fishtail is used by humans for the lanterns and believed to last for tens of thousands years. Therefore, Jiāo Rén becomes a symbol of eternal life and wealth.


  • Guardian Spirit : 鲛人 / jiāo rén / Mermaid
  • Paper : Hahnemühle German Etching
    • This heavyweight etching paper is velvety smooth with a fine surface texture.
  • Print : Giclée printing
    • A revolutionary new way of reproducing accurately paintings, drawings or artwork.
  • Size : A2 (420 x 594 mm)
  • Includes Guardian Spirit Character Card
  • A frame is not included
  • Will be sent rolled in a poster tube

    Please note that this item is printed when an order is placed and can take up to 3 working days to dispatch. If you would like to order this print framed, please contact us for pricing and colour availability. 

    *Due to monitor differences, actual colours may vary slightly.




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