I love love love Foo Dogs and seeing them pop up in fabulous interiors too. Did you know that the Foo Dog is also known as the Celestial Dog, and the Happiness Dog. Must be why my eyes light up when I see them in a magazine! The animal is a symbol of energy and value, and is often displayed in a male/female pair.
The Foo Dog pair is usually shown with the male holding one paw on a sphere symbolizing the Earth, while the female holds a cub. They come in many shapes, sizes, different materials, and colors. Their faces have a mischievous and almost devilish look about them; and their eyes are normally wide open with a tiny speck in the middle. This threatening appearance is what gives the idea that they guard against evil spirits.
Today, they have become an accent and a staple in chic, eclectic and modern interiors. Turquoise, red and yellow are most frequently seen these days.
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