The Twelve Zodiac Animals Coaster
“Soso Company” showcases Korea’s ‘The Twelve Zodiac Animals’ culture through lacquerware.
|Dimensions||9 × 9 × 0.9 cm|
Tiger, Pig, Rat, Cow, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Chicken, Dog
Nestled in the heart of Seoul, 'Soso Company' is dedicated to showcasing the exquisite beauty of Korean lacquerware inlaid with mother-of-pearl.
Our story began with a group of individuals brought together by a shared passion for crafting, all driven by the common goal of making craftsmanship accessible to all. It was from these humble beginnings that 'Soso Company' was born, serving as a platform that delivers everyday joy through our exquisite creations.
Enriched by a heritage I've cherished since childhood, inspired by my parents' lacquerware factory, we cordially invite you to step into our world, where tradition is reinvigorated and open to everyone.
Welcome to 'Soso Company,' ' where each piece is a reflection of our boundless passion and joy.
'The Twelve Zodiac Animals'
The Twelve Zodiac Animals (十二支) symbolize a traditional East Asian astrological system used to mark the passage of time and distinguish between years. Within this system, each of the 12 symbols corresponds to a specific year and is represented by an emblematic animal.
These 12 animals include rats, oxen, tigers, rabbits, dragons, snakes, horses, sheep, monkeys, roosters, dogs, and pigs.
The practice of associating animals with each year appears to have been influenced by the 12 animals that originated in India, alongside Buddhist traditions. However, the exact evolution of this custom to represent animals in a broader context remains somewhat obscure.
Countries that incorporate 'The Twelve Zodiac Animals' into their cultures include Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Korea, and China. While Korea and China share the same animals, Japan designates the boar, not the pig, and Vietnam features the cow, rabbit, water buffalo, cat, and goat, rather than sheep.
In Korea, individuals born in a particular year are assigned a 'sign' based on 'The Twelve Zodiac Animals.' For instance, someone born in 1990 is born in the Year of the Horse. This system continues to be an integral part of Korean culture, often leading to interpretations of personality traits based on one's zodiac sign.
The Twelve Zodiac Animals Coaster
Uncover the Fusion of Tradition and Modern Craftsmanship with "Soso Company's Zodiac Coasters."
These coasters represent the perfect blend of Korean traditional lacquerware technology and contemporary design.
With 12 distinct animal characters, they offer a stylish and meaningful way to celebrate your birth year.
Enhance your gatherings, ignite conversations, and immerse yourself in the rich culture of the 'Twelve Zodiac Animals.' Infuse a touch of elegance into your life today.
wealth, a symbol of good luck.
Birth years corresponding to the Year of the Pig: 1971, ,1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
a symbol of dexterity and intelligence
Birth years corresponding to the Year of the Pig: 1968, ,1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
a symbol of success and sincerity
Birth years corresponding to the Year of the Pig: 1969, ,1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
a symbol of loyalty and valor
Birth years corresponding to the Year of the Pig: 1970, ,1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
a symbol of high ability and loyalty
Birth years corresponding to the Year of the Pig: 1964, ,1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
a symbol of good luck
Birth years corresponding to the Year of the Pig: 1965, ,1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
a symbol of good luck, calm, and peace
Birth years corresponding to the Year of the Pig: 1967, ,1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
a symbol of sacredness and strength
Birth years corresponding to the Year of the Pig: 1966, ,1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
a symbol of abundance, hope, and fertility
Birth years corresponding to the Year of the Rat: 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
a symbol of diligence, hard work, and perseverance
Birth years corresponding to the Year of the Rat: 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
a symbol of fertility, and abundance
Birth years corresponding to the Year of the Rat: 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
a symbol of strength and valor
Birth years corresponding to the Year of the Rat: 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
-9 x 9 x 0.9 (cm)
-3.54 x 3.54 x 0.35 inches