Foo Dogs are actually lions originating from China. Originally displayed outdoors, these Chinese guardian lions were found standing sentry in front of palaces, temples, and homes of the elite.
Meant to be in pairs, Foo dogs are symbolic, protective statues – one is female and one is male. The female represents yin and symbolically protects the people dwelling in the home, while the male represents yang, protects the structure itself.
You can tell their gender by examining what’s beneath the paws. The male holds a ball, the female holds a puppy. The ball represents the world and the puppy represents nature or a nurturing spirit.
There is a right way and a wrong way to position the pair. When you’re facing a pair of foo dogs, the most auspicious placement according to feng shui is with the female on the left and the male on the right and always display them together.
D15 x W25 x H27cm