Koi fishes jumping up the stream
Size: ~1,5x1,5 cm / ~½x½ inches
Handcarved on stone
An ancient tale tells of golden koi swimming upstream the Yellow River in China, gaining strength by fighting against the current. When they reached a waterfall at the end of the river, many of the koi turned back, letting the flow of the river carry them away. The remaining koi refused to give up. Leaping from the depths of the river, they attempted to reach the top of the waterfall. Their efforts caught the attention of demons, who mocked their efforts and heightened the waterfall out of malice. After a hundred years of jumping, one koi finally reached the top of the waterfall. The gods recognized the koi for its perseverance and determination and turned it into a golden dragon, the image of power and strength.
This seal depicts the ancient tale and dedicated to perseverance and spiritual power of its owner. The image of koi fishes jumping upstream is traditional for Chinese school of seal carving.
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YOU WILL GET: the seal itself, a certificate of authenticity, a free red stamping mat for making imprints and a special bag for storing the seal. I will include a short instuction of how to use your seal and how to care for it to mainain its quality for the lifetime.
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