Fu Dogs, or guardian lions, are believed to have mythic, protective powers. They are typically made of stone, and stand in pairs where they have traditionally kept watch over Eastern imperial palaces, government offices, tombs, temples, and homes.
The fu dog is always in a pair, representing female yin and male yang.
These are the smaller-sized patches from our Eyelet collection, each with 4 metal eyelets in a silver tone - designed for threading onto shoes.
The depiction of the Fu Dog is what originated out of descriptions of lions, from stories on the Silk Road carried from the West. It's how the Chinese imagined a lion to look, without having seen one!
This product is a pair of identical Fu Dogs, set with 4 metal eyelets each.
Eyelet: 9mm external diameter, 5mm internal diameter - will fit most standard laces
Dimensions: 82mm H x 84mm W
Total thread: 127.6m
Stitch count: 23903
Backing card size: 210mm H x 106mm W