Dragon Yin Yang and Fish Backflow Incense Burner
This handcrafted incense burner features a dragon representing strength, power, and ferocity while the koi embodies perseverance and strength of will. Together, they allude to the legend of the koi fish, representing transformation and re-birth.
The legend of the koi fish starts in China’s Yellow River where they grew strong by swimming against the current.
A school of koi battled the current, swimming upstream until reaching a waterfall at the river’s end. Most of the koi turned around but the bravest continued on, attempting to leap to the top of the waterfall.
As the koi continued to attempt to climb the surging waters, demons laughed at their efforts and transformed the waterfall a larger, more challenging obstacle. Slowly the fish began to give up, one after another.
After hundreds of years only one koi fish persevered. When it reached the top, the gods rewarded its efforts by transforming the koi fish into a golden dragon.
Through this legend, koi fish became a symbol that embodies perseverance and determination.
Gold, yellow, or orange are popular choices for lucky colours as the legendary koi transforms into a golden dragon. As well, this colour choice represents wealth, prosperity, and fortune – and who doesn’t want a little more of those?
A red koi can carry a number of different meanings. It may be a symbol of intense love, motherhood, power, strength, or bravery.
Yin yang koi represent the duality and harmony of life.
Size 21cm x 8 cm
Expected delivery date: 25 days