White (Cont’d-2)

When my grandmother died, my big sister and I walked behind her coffin wearing white clothes with white ribbons in our hair.


For thousands of years, white used to be the color of mourning and death.


White is the color of metal. It corresponds to autumn and the West. White is not a lucky color for Chinese people.

Black (Cont’d-2)

First Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang.

He made black his official color. Uniforms, flags and banners at his court were all in black.

Black (Cont’d)

Black symbolizes Heaven in the Book of Changes, believed to be the oldest book in the world. Black was the favorite color of the First Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang.