A120FSHT - Chinese Foo Dogs SheetStamps may now be ordered pre-cut and adhered to Static Cling Mounting Foam®.
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|Chinese Foo Dogs Sheet|
Actual size: 8 in x 10 in*
(Postage added $3.00)
|Authentic Chinese Foo Temple Dogs and Papercuts. Foo Dogs traditionally are placed at the entrances to temples in Asia to guard against harm.|
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In Ancient China, statues of mythical creatures known as Fu Dogs were placed outside homes, palaces, and businesses to ward off evil spirits and keep thieves at bay.
The Male dog is usually a bit larger, and has his foot resting upon a ball. This represents the world,
or the home. The Female has her foot resting upon a baby Fu Dog, representing the family. Thus, the male protects the home, and the female protects the family.
Fu Dogs are traditionally placed at the front door, facing outward to protect the establishment
behind them. For a more practical placement, simply place them just inside your front door to guard your home, or on your desk to guard your office area. Position the pair next to each other so that the foot that rests on the ground is on the outside, and the foot that is up is on the inside.
Throughout history and in different regions variations for the use and meaning of these guardians has varied and anyone looking for strict authenticity in the use and form of these images should research the subject on the internet. Images provided here as rubber stamps come from various sources and are not meant to authenticate any specific form.
The Chinese Zodiac system begins with 12 animals to represent each year in 12 year cycles, however this is just the beginning for understanding the Chinese system. For an in depth starting point to understand the meaning of the elements in this system and to determine your animal a good starting point is Wikipedia.
The Dog is the 11th animal in the cycle of Chinese Zodiac animals. In the Chinese Zodiac those born in a Year of the Dog are considered to have the following characteristics: Honest, intelligent, straightforward, loyal, sense of justice and fair play, attractive, amicable, unpretentious, sociable, open-minded, idealistic, moralistic, practical, affectionate, sensitive, easy going. Can be cynical, lazy, cold, judgmental, pessimistic, worrier, stubborn, quarrelsome.
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