Mother of Pearl Pen Holder Inlaid with Carp and Crane Design
This wooden pen holder is lavishly decorated with mother of pearl design of carps and cranes representing eternity. The elaborate adornment with the iridescence of intricate mother of pearl designs makes it an impressive item for collection. The beautifully designed silk is laid upon the inner surface giving the exquisite panache to this wooden pen holder.
A favorite subject for arts and crafts in Korea and China, carp symbolize the success in life; this representation comes from a Chinese legend in which the fish became a dragon as soon as it arrived at the head of the Yellow River in spring. In Korea, it is also a symbol of filial piety following a folk tale in which a son searches deep mountain valleys in the middle of winter to catch the fish for his aged mother.
This pen holder brings a sublime natural beauty onto a busy desk covered with modern plastic stationary. Read More