Rachel’s look-alike “Golden Pearl” went on tour
for the Lunar Year of the Pig 2019
Rachel the Piggy Bank is sharing her fiberglass stunt double — one of the original art pigs from Pigs on Parade in 2007 — with Seattle’s Chinese community to celebrate the Lunar Year of the Pig 2019!
We’re nearing the end of the Lunar Year of the Pig, and Rachel the Piggy Bank’s cousin Golden Pearl had an incredible year touring the region. Everyone wants to meet this porcine princess! Starting with her debut at Pig Day Out in March, she’s since traveled to prominent places like the Wing Luke Museum, Bellevue City Hall, and was even part of the Chinatown Seafair Parade.
We are so grateful for our partnership with Washington State Sichuan Friendship Association and artist Zuolie Deng who helped Golden Pearl come to life. Deng’s vivid and gorgeous art shines on Golden Pearl, symbolizing the values of collaboration, inclusion, and optimism shared by both the Friendship Association and the Market community.
Local artist, Zuolie Deng, has created 珠珠 “Ju Ju” (pronounced Zoo Zoo), also known as Golden Pearl. This brilliant work of pig art symbolizes prosperity, good luck and longevity. Her design includes Chinese coins painted in red on her belly, calligraphy on her back, peonies blushing her cheeks, and clouds on her hooves lifting her to her highest potential.
Thank you to our partners at Washington State Asian Pacific Education & Culture Foundation, Washington State Sichuan Friendship Association, Wing Luke Museum and Ellen Ferguson for bringing Golden Pearl to life for the Lunar Year of the Pig 2019!