Celestial Melody -- Pipa Scarf

$75 $150

Featuring one of the predominant instruments of ancient China—the mighty pipa—our Celestial Melody collection brings out your soulful notes.

The most difficult to master, the pipa has a wide array of playing techniques and uses for all ten fingers. It is thus regarded as king among ancient Chinese instruments. Using its unique, soul-stirring tone and sound effects, the pipa can express incredible depth in music, from delicate melodies to thrilling epic songs of the battlefield.

Also found on the scarf is the five-note (pentatonic) scale in Chinese music—宮(gong), 商(shāng), 角(jué), 徵(zhǐ), 羽(yǔ)—which also plays a role in Chinese medicine for its healing power.

The ancient Chinese believed that “The Five Elements”—water, earth, wood, fire, and metal—make up all things in our universe. Thus, nearly all aspects of traditional Chinese culture follow the powerful “Theory of Five” in keeping us in harmony with the universe.

Each of the five musical notes—宮商角徵羽—corresponds to one of our five major internal organs, regulating it to keep a harmonious balance, which is also how the treatment known as “the healing power of music” came about in Chinese medicine.

Encircling the pipa on our scarf are eight instruments symbolizing the different categories for Chinese musical instruments—stone, leather, bamboo, silk (stringed), metal, wood, gourd, and clay.

In creating harmonious melodies together, traditional Chinese instruments allow us to align with the goodness of the universe through music, strengthening our body and soul.

DETAILS

  • 100% silk charmeuse
  • 36" x 36"
  • Dry clean only

Made in Korea

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