In ancient China, the house one lived would tell much about his/her status, taste and wealth. Hence, ancient Chinese paid much attention to the architecture of their houses.
Carved wood windows and doors, as architectural ornaments, were quite popular in ancient times.
The carvings on windows and doors were always with auspicious meanings, such as storks, deer, peonies, and fu (the Chinese character for happiness), all symbolizing longevity, good health, and wealth. Some carvings even depicted stories that were popular in ancient China.
Now, feast your eyes on these fanciful works!