CARP - 6.5x6.5 inches $225.00 (SOLD)
Highlighted species: Common Carp - Cyprinus carpio
Range: lakes and rivers in Europe & Asia
The Dragon Gate legend: The lowly carp spends its life trying to swim up the Yellow River. At the source of the river is a great roaring waterfall. If the koi were able to swim up that waterfall, it would be rewarded and transformed into a dragon. Thus, the koi is a symbol of personal advancement, perseverance, determination in the face of impossible obstacles, and inner strength. The journey of the carp to become a dragon was a metaphor for young scholars passing the Chinese state exams and become a mandarin.
Size: 6 x 6 inches