Friday, February 11, 2011
While much of Asia celebrates the Year of the Rabbit, Vietnam is striking a note of independence from the dominance of Chinese culture and marking the beginning of the Year of the Cat. How did the cat replace the chinese rabbit? One of the reason was The Chinese word for rabbit is Mao which sounds like Meo in Vietnamese, which means cat.
Anyways, I happen to make cat as my project, and my Dad reminded me about the cat zodiac in Vietnam. Perfect coincidence.
This cat uses 26 colors, measuring 7.5cm x 9.5 cm (or 3 inches x 3.7 inches).