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favorite this post VINTAGE KOREAN WEDDING DUCK GOOSE HANDMADE WOOD FIGURE FOR BRI - $250 (TUMON) hide this posting unhide

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THE KOREAN WEDDING DUCK IS ACTUALLY A WOODEN REPLICA FOR A WILD GOOSE, WHICH WAS PART OF A TRADITIONAL WEDDING . IT WAS A CEREMONIAL GIFT FROM THE BRIDEGROOM TO THE BRIDE. ORIGINATED IN ANCIENT CHINA. SINCE WILD GEESE ARE ALMOST NON-EXISTANT IN MODERN KOREA, THE WOODEN DUCK IS A HAPPY SUBSTITUTE. - SYMBOLS OF CONJUGAL FIDELITY AND BLISS, DEVOTED TO MATES.WEDDING DUCKS ARE USUALLY CARVED, PAINTED IN RATHER CRUDE FOLK FASHION - SUPPOSED TO BE CARVED BY THE GROOM ONLY ONCE IN HIS LIFETIME. IN THE CHONAN CEREMONY THE GOOSE, LIVE OR WOODEN IS WRAPPED IN A RED CLOTH. ONCE CARRIED INTO THE BRIDE'S ROOM IT IS PUT ON THE TABLE WHERE THE COUPLE SHARE THEIR NUPTIAL CUPS. IF LIVE, SHOULD THE GOOSE CRY OUT DURING TRANSPORT OR, HEAVEN FORBID ESCAPE, IT COULD BRING TEARS TO THE BRIDE AS IT PORTENTS THAT THE FIRST CHILD WOULD BE A GIRL. NOTE THE TIED MOUTH AND THE ENFOLDING CLOTH. THUS ALSO THE GREAT ADVANTAGE OF A WOODEN REPLICA
THIS DARLING DUCK IS HAND CARVED AND PAINTED WITH A LITTLE MORE PIZZAZZ - TOPPED WITH A TRADITIONAL KOREAN HAT AND SMOKING PIPE - THE BRIDE MUST HAVE BEEN VERY HAPPY TO RECEIVE THIS DUCK AS A OFFERING OF HER BRIDEGROOM'S LOVE.
WOULD MAKE SUCH A UNIQUE WEDDING GIFT OR JUST PLACE IT ON A TABLE TO ADMIRE, WHAT A GREAT CONVERSATION PIECE OR JUST ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION . HAS BEEN CAREFULLY TAKEN CARE OF IN A DISPLAY CABINET. THIS IS NOT AN ANTIQUE - IT IS VERY OLD.
Tie and Red Cloth included. $250.00 OBO
























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