Japanese hand-carved wooden KOI fish symbolic of prosperity, perseverance and good fortune. These were often displayed in Japanese main living rooms for suspending cooking pots and kettles over a charcoal fire. Today these antique works of art serve as wonderful decorative sculptures.Dimensions: 12 inches long, 6 tall, and 4 in width. History of KOI: Many of the attributes of the Koi symbolize prosperity and success including several lessons individuals often encounter in life. The Koi fish has a powerful and energetic life force, demonstrated by its ability to swim against currents and even travel upstream. Some of the characteristics associated with the Koi include: Good fortune, success, prosperity, longevity, courage, ambition and perseverance. The item "Japanese 19th Century Hand-Carved Wooden KOI Fish Crossbar For Hanging Pots" is in sale since Tuesday, April 2, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Carved Figures". The seller is "zubbie89" and is located in San Diego, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.