China have many Lucky Animals. Such like Dragon, Kylin, Pixiu (such usually found in Palace), and this Dragon Tortoise (can found in common people's home). Dragon means power and Tortoise means long life and good health. Dragon represent "Yang" and Tortoise "Yin" (if you know about Chinese culture, you must know what is Yin-Yang, Yin and yang, the two opposing principles in nature, the former feminine (or power of the moon) and negative and the latter masculine (or power of the Sun) and positive (and not only that). Sorry that my English is poor to explain more detail of Yin-Yang, it means too..... much.) This Dragon Tortoise means mix power of Yin and Yang.
Chinese always use this Dragon tortoise for Fengshui purpose. We believe that animal can guard home by block black lucks, ghost, clear attacks and keep good health (only work in copper made), solve quarrel and get rich. So, it is a common and popular ornament of Chinese home in the past (and even now).
This is one of our banknotes with such Dragon Tortoise on it
Other than the good meaning behind this Dragon Tortoise, it also looks very nice. Full of Chinese culture. You can tread this only a Chinese craftwork. It must be a good present for your family or good friends.
It should made of copper. I bought it from a local market of Peking.
We pay $9 for shipping with excellent packing (it weight quite heavy).
Length : about 4.7cm
Height : about 3 cm
Width : about : 3 cm
You can see this with Tortoise body and Dragon head and there is much gold on its back, means bring you wealth
Front and Back view
Latest update : 2016/02/19
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