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  Chinese character embroidery

 

Thailand

Three simplified Chinese characters in Semi-cursive Script embroidered on some handkerchiefs, from left to right: fu/foo (福 - fig.); ai (爱); and lu (禄), meaning happines’ or ‘good luck’; ‘love’; and wealth’ or ‘good fortune’, respectively, with Fu/Foo and Lu (fig.) also being the names of two of the Three Star Gods (fig.) Fu Lu Shou (fig.).

See also CHINESE SCRIPT.