Originated in the worship of stars by ancient Chinese people, Tai Sui, also known as the Grand Commander of the Years, is believed by Taoists to be the deity in charge of misfortunes. Legend has it that by conducting prayer sessions to ask Tai Sui for blessings one can obtain peace and good fortune throughout the year.
This piece illustrates an image of Tai Sui with red hair and buckteeth that has three faces and six arm, only one of which can move while the other five fixed holding various weapons, creating an awe-inspiring atmosphere.


  • Title: Tai Sui
  • Creator: Wang Tianxi
  • Date: 2005
  • Type: Shadow Puppet
  • Physical format: 80x42cm

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