Chinese Zodiac Story
The story goes that a race was organized by the Jade Emperor - one of the most important gods in traditional Chinese religion - who invited all the animals in the world to take part. Twelve species turned up at the start line: a pig, dog, rooster, monkey, sheep, horse, snake, dragon, rabbit, tiger, ox and rat. As a reward for turning up, the Emperor named a year in the zodiac after each one, while the race would determine the order each animal would be placed.
Each charm is engraved in our workshop and strung with a piece of red nylon, to pay tribute to the traditional Chinese amulet for good luck, a tradition reimagined through the eyes of a 6 years old animal lover and illustrator Jeane Halim.
Jeane Halim is a 6 years old animal lover and illustrator based in Medan. She's fell in love with the animal kingdom after scouring the magical pages of her junior encyclopedia back when she's 2.5 years old. Eversince then, Jeane draws nearly everyday purely from her imagination. Jeane hopes to help as many animals as she can. To dedicate her love for the animals, Jeane decided to adopt a vegetarian diet at the her age of 4.