Chinese Good Fortune Couplet Poem Scroll (1 pair + 1) - Velvet with gold embossing size: 8.0" x 45.5" : Traditionally, the Chinese hangs the Good Fortune Scroll pair inside the house to signify good fortune during the year and especially during the beginning of the Lunar New Year (Spring Festival). The Chinese characters on the right reads" Harmony in the Family Brings Good Fortune Every Year". On the left reads "Safety and and Every Thing as Wishes Brings Upward Movement". Top scroll reads " Smooth Sailing" Dulian (Chinese couplets written on scrolls, etc. or a pair of scrolls containing a poetic couplet), also known as ying lian (pillar couplets) or dui zi (antithetical couplets), is a unique literary genre in China. Generally speaking, duilian can be classified into Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) couplets, wedding couplets, longevity couplets, elegiac couplets, decorative couplets, trade couplets, social couplets, and miscellaneous couplets including facetious or humorous couplets. Couplets can be long or short. The shortest one contains one or two characters, and the longest one several hundred characters, which can be seen on ancient Chinese architecture. The structure of the couplets can be zheng dui (parallel in meaning), fan dui (antithetical in meaning), liushui dui (same meaning expressed in two sentences, e.g. a couplet), and jijiu dui (a couplet made of two lines from different poets, etc.