Unique: Vintage 1960s Foo Dog Statues

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Pair of beautifully glazed Foo dogs, mint condition with no chips, scratches or blemishes.

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.

Each detail is symbolic. 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. If it has an open mouth and the other has closed one, this may represent the in-and-out breath, or the sound of “om.”

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 if you have a pair, displaying them together rather than in different rooms is preferred.

15 inches tall, 9 1/2 inches wide, 5 1/2 inches deep. Local Bay Area pick-up preferred.

Available as a pair only.