Lucky Pig was made in the tradition of the "Maneki Neko" or Lucky Cat, which is a popular Japanese figurine that has a paw up beckoning in good luck--the left paw represents general luck and the right paw represents monetary luck. The pig is a symbol of prosperity so this little pig is beckoning in monetary good luck.
Westerners beckon with their hands palm up but Asians beckon with palms down. As far as the Maneki Neko is concerned they say that the higher the beckoning hand is held, the more luck it gathers, from farther away.
This little lucky pig is made from sumi ink and water based pigment brushed on to 3 carved blocks: black, red and grey.
The print comes mounted in 8 x 10 conservation mat.Paper size: app. 4 x 6 inches
Image size: app. 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches
Paper: Japanese handmade Kozo (mulberry bark)
Mat: Bainbridge Alphamat 8462 Wheat 8 x 10"
Packaged flat, hard backed, acid free crystal bag
Technique and zodiac animal descriptions included in package