Hand Carved Chinese Zodiac Animal Wooden Figurine
In ancient Chinese culture, the zodiac plays an important role in nearly everything connected to the order of the ancient world. Chinese people created their own methodology to explain and estimate various events that happened in or after their lives. The zodiac can be further divided into 10 heavenly stems and 12 earthly branches, for which 12 different animals are nominated separately.
Accordingly, these 12 animals are also chronologically representing 12 time periods of a day, each period--so-called Chinese hour is equal to 2 hours of the time as we know. The same representing sequence also works for years. Today many people know that there will be an animal for each year in Chinese culture, but few know about the deeper essences, especially when it comes to Feng Shui.
It all starts with a rat that is biting apart the day and it's yesterday. In the ancient tale, the rat "hour" is the first hour of each day--- from 0 AM to 2 AM. Then the hard-working ox---maybe ox in ancient China had to get up for work at 2 AM, we don't know for sure. Many people are fond of the tiger in the Chinese zodiac because tigers begin to prey after 4 AM ---all of the correspondences have reasons.
If you know exactly about the hour of the day on your birthday, or you know the correct animal of the birth year, then having the animal's figurine in your home is a good option to meet good luck, according to ancient Chinese Feng Shui.
This is a perfect gift for your friends or yourself who are into feng shui. The 12 animals are the symbol of the year, and the boxwood is the symbol of longevity. All our figurines are hand-made boxwood art, which can last for dynasties of time.
Regional Feature: China
Theme: 12 Zodiac Animals
Hand-made with care
Please be informed about our logistics flow.
1. Processing time: 1~2 business days.
2. Shipping time: 10~15 business days to US. Due to current strain on global logistics, you may encounter longer than expected shipping time.