Figure of tiger

This Jiaozhi ceramic figurine of a tiger is manufactured in Taiwan and represents the Daoist concept of yin and yang. Yin and yang are symbolised by a tiger and dragon and hence they were often found as a paired motif. Now, yin and yang is more commonly represented by a phoenix and dragon. The art of Jiaozhi Ceramic originated in South China, but it is an art more vibrant in Taiwan than in China today.Jiaozhi ceramics are a distinctive and indispensable feature of Chinese temples in Southern China. This folk art spread to Taiwan and much of Southeast Asia with the influx of Chinese immigrants from the Fujian province to these areas. Today its status has been elevated to that of fine art