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Year of the Horse

11th November, 2018 @ 12.53 pm

Year of the Horse

The Year of the Horse is the seventh sign in the Chinese Zodiac calendar. According to one myth, while the horse was galloping across the river to reach the finish point sent by the Jade Emperor, a snake hitched a hidden ride on the horse’s hoof as it was not a good swimmer. However, when the horse was about to reach the finishing point, the snake jumped off the horse’s hoof and startled him and reached the finish before the horse could; thereby leaving the horse in seventh position.

As per another myth, the horse had to cross through a cemetery before reaching the Jade Emperor, but as he was scared of crossing the cemetery, hesitated for a long time and ran through the cemetery with his eyes closed. Once he was out of the cemetery he made up for lost time by running at full speed and thereby gaining himself the seventh position. Whatever may be the story, the fact is that the horse is an elegant animal and has been of a great help to humanity. They have been crucial for human beings in transportation, farming, as well as in wars. Many Asian ethnicities revere and worship the horse and in Chinese culture they symbolize speed and freedom.

The years of the Horse are 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026, etc. People born in the year of the Horse are supposed to be witty and talkative. They are also popular in their friend circle and are known for their open-mindedness and intelligence. They are also very charismatic, cool and strong and they are known for their team player qualities. Although their fickle, gullible, and rebellious traits can make things worse for them, through their resilient nature they can come out of any situation.

Year of the Horse Jeans from RMC
Come to talk about the fashion sense of a horse, they never hesitate to experiment with new trends, although their ideal style is a polished casual look. RMC Martin Ksohoh brings the perfect ensemble for men born in the year of the horse, which has a casual yet, distinctive, and elegant look; the RMC YEAR OF THE HORSE DENIM JEANS.

This pair of jeans is an authentic raw selvedge and features an exotic oriental-inspired hand embroidered design on the back pockets. One of the pockets features the patron deity of the year of the Horse Seishi Bosatsu. The meaning of his name is "arrival of great strength.” He is a powerful deity and in the design, he can be seen sitting in a meditative posture, i.e., Padmasana and in his right hand, he is holding a lotus flower while his left hand is folded into a mudra called Karana Mudra. Mudras are symbolic hand gestures which have an influence on the energies. The Karana mudra is known to ward off evil or obstacles. It helps overcome negativity. The deity’s crown shows a small water vase which represents wisdom. He is sitting on a lotus as well as holding a lotus in his hand. The lotus represents enlightenment. On the other pocket is the kanji word which represents Seishi Bosatsu.

The exotic and intricate hand embroidered design on the back pocket enhances the look of this awesome raw selvedge denim, and goes perfectly with the style of the year of the horse people, a casual yet polished look.

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