Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Meet the Foo!



Look what I managed to score at a recent visit to one of our local antique shops - a Foo Dog!  This guy is  hand carved from one piece of boxwood. 






What skill - notice the loose balls inside his mouth and inside the ball under him. No, they won't come out of either place!

Fu dogs are believed to both protect you and bring you good luck.


This is a male, by the way! Females have a baby foo under them; the males hold a ball.

Do I believe in them? No, but why chance it? ;)


Read about Fus here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_guardian_lions

2 comments:

Janet C. Fish said...

That is very cool!

Sher said...

Thanks, Janet! I was excited to find it and it was priced LOW!
S