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Metal Bookmark – Tiger & Magpie

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Description

Beautiful gold-plated, traditional-motif bookmark. A tassel is attached to the main body. (Color and design of tassel may vary according to product.)

A classy, elegant gift for any bookworm.

Jakhodo are a genre of Korean folk painting composed of a magpie sitting in a pine tree squawking above a tiger. The letter “jak” means magpie; “ho” means tiger; and “do” means painting.  The tiger’s face is usually anthropomorphized and its expression comical.  Korean folk belief was that tigers were messengers from mountain gods which were clever and capable of assisting human beings in driving away evil creatures and in doing so bring good luck, so in jakhodo they are not represented to be fierce or threatening.  The magpie is a harbinger and symbol of good news in traditional Korean folklore.  They are also messengers of shrine deities capable of bestowing good luck or misfortune.  So in the paintings they act as messengers from the shrine gods capable of flying in any of the four directions to relay tidings and information to the tiger who can help humans by driving away evil spirits and bringing good luck

Dimensions – App. 3 x 7.9 cm / 1.18 x 3.1 inches

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Additional information

Weight30 g
Dimensions3 × 7.9 cm

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