- The Chinese word for gourd—hu lu—is a homophone of the words 'protection' and 'good fortune,' which may explain why the ancients considered gourds as good luck charms. These gourds were often hung over doorframes or carried to ward off evil. In addition to their protective symbolism, gourds in China are also associated with fertility rites, harmonious connubiality, and parenthood. The term for gourd, Fu Lu (福禄), phonetically sounds like 'fortune' and 'wealth' in Chinese, further reinforcing their significance as symbols of prosperity and productivity, with gourd seeds representing fertility.
- Perfect as a good luck gift or a personal lucky charm. Comes ready in a high quality velvet Gift Bag. Charm measures 2.2cm/0.87" x 4cm/1.57" and the key chain measures 4cm/1.57'' in overall length and 2.7cm/1.06'' width.
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