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.
Please note these are the larger-sized patches from our Standard collection. A smaller pair of Fu Dogs from our Eyelet collection is also available separately.
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 two identical Fu Dogs.
Dimensions: 91mm H x 107mm W
Total thread: 173.8m
Stitch count: 32321
Backing card size: 210mm H x 112mm W