What is Chinese crane painting? What does Chinese crane Painting mean? In Chinese crane paintings, cranes are often painted with other important symbols such as peaches and pine trees. The image of a crane with its wings stretched out and one leg raised up has the symbol of longevity. When it is combined with the pine and a spotted dear is known as the ‘prolonged life’. Cranes with peony flowers symbolize prosperity and longevity, while cranes with lotus symbolize purity and longevity. A crane flying towards the sun expresses the desire for social advancement. A picture of a crane perched on rock and looking at the sun symbolize an important authority who can see everything. Crane flies in the skies above the dusty world, therefore the bird is also considered as a symbol of cleanliness and purity. It is said that the death of a Taoist priest is “turning into a feathered crane”. The crane carries the spirit of the departed to the heaven according to Chinese legends. In China, the crane is legendary for being the prince of all feathered creature on earth. Being the symbol of longevity and peace, the crane is the most favored bird symbol (next to the phoenix). It is said that if you dream a crane it indicates immortality or longevity. A dream of a flying crane is also a good omen, portending that the dreamer is going to become a high official. It is recommended to have a Chinese Orchid painting at home. We have hundreds of Chinese crane paintings that can be mailed to you directly from the artists. We will save you 50% compare the price you get from your local store. you can also contact us and send requests to personalize your paintings.