The Dragon Carp Fish Tassel is a beautiful sandalwood carving featuring a spritely Dragon Carp spouting the pearl of success. The reverse side is etched with various auspicious Chinese sayings for blessings and protection. The talisman is strung on four strings of round sandalwood beads which can be adjusted to lengthen or shorten the tassel. These beads totaling 108 (27 x 4) can conveniently double as prayer beads too. This lovely item is further enhanced with the Chinese character “Fo” for Buddha on a decorative sandalwood bead, attracting blessings of happiness, good health, and abundance into your life.
The Dragon Carp is a good fortune symbol that has the body of a carp but the head of the dragon. Its popularity stems from the tale of its legendary valor in swimming against the current to reach the ultimate Dragon Gate and transform into a dragon. This portrayal of relentless perseverance and determination resulting in well-earned victory has turned the Dragon Carp into a symbol to represent great achievements in spite of hardships. Although often associated with scholastic feat and literary accomplishments, the Dragon Carp is also a potent emblem of happy outcome, joyful marriage, good fortune, abundance, and prosperity.
Sandalwood has a very ancient history and has long been revered by the Jewish, Buddhist, Hindus, as well as almost every other belief system for its vast diversity in attributes. Many Asian temples and religious accessories such as rosaries and staffs are made from sandalwood. This aromatic wood, with its delicate, soft woody scent, relaxes the muscles, clears the mind, and has a generally soothing and uplifting influence. Its healing fragrance is popularly used to clear space of negative energy and stimulate the flow of good chi.
The Sandalwood Dragon Carp Fish Tassel, besides being a charming accessory, is a handy Feng Shui amulet to enjoy the blessings and protection associated with the auspicious Dragon Carp and sandalwood. Hang it in your home, office, or car, or pop it in your bag for peace of mind, success, prosperity, good health, and luck.