Traditional New Year painting - Pig eating taro leaves (Vietnames: Lợn ăn lá ráy)

Southeast Asian Collection

Accession Nr.: 61.1.3
Type: woodblock print
Date of production:
between 1950 and 1960
Place of production:
Materials/Techniques: paper, coloured woodblock print
Dimensions: height: 25 cm
width: 35. 7 cm
The image, made in the Ðông Hồ workshop in Vietnam, shows a pig eating a taro leaf, with a yin-yang symbol on the side. This New Year woodcut (associated with the Tet celebrations), wishing good luck, abundance and fertility, was part of a series of originally 15 woodcut in the Museum's collection.