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Koinobori Mother of the Family Metal Bookmark

Koinobori Mother of the Family Metal Bookmark

David Howell & Co.

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Koinobori, the whimsical windsocks shaped like carp, hold a significant place in Japanese tradition, adorning the skies every May 5th in celebration of Children's Day, a cherished national holiday. These vibrant symbols carry a deeper meaning, as each carp represents a distinct family member. The color choices hold a special significance: black carp embody the spirit of fathers, while blue and green carp embody the joy and vitality of children. As for the orange carp, they represent the nurturing and compassionate essence of mothers. When these colorful koinobori dance in the wind, they not only create a delightful spectacle but also serve as a powerful testament to the love and unity within families, honoring the unique role played by each family member.
  • Solid brass bookmark; electroplated in non-tarnishing silver finish
  • Approximately 1 × 4 in (2.5 × 10.1 cm)
  • Packaged in acetate sleeve, with provenance card
  • Designed and manufactured in USA
  • Product type: Bookmark
  • Shipping Dimensions: 7.75 × 2.375 × 0.125 inches  (19.7 × 6.0 × 0.3 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 0.06 lb (1.0 oz; 28 g)
  • SKU010009455 | 769022098920 | BKS9892

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David Howell & Co.

Since 1985, David Howell & Co. has specialized in the design and manufacturing of sophisticated, museum quality gifts, including metal bookmarks, jewelry, ornaments, and more. Found in 350 museum stores worldwide, founder David Howell says he receives inspiration for the 10,000 designs he's created from the thousands of objects in museum collections. Each piece has a unique story.

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