Good Fortune, Wrapped in Silk Threads
Korean Fortune Pollock (Bugeo)
Next time you’re walking out of a restaurant in Korea, look above the shop door.
You may spot a dried fish, hanging above the door.
It’s dried pollock, known as ‘Bugeo’ (북어) in Korea.
But why’s it hanging there?
Bugeo was often used as an offering in Korean folk rituals.
In Korean folklore, pollocks symbolize the fish god, which has protective powers and guards against bad spirits & omens.
Many Koreans - to this day - adhere to this folk tradition and hang a bugeo (dried pollock) when opening a new business or constructing a building.
The bugeo hangs over the door with a skein of thread, in hopes that the pollock's big eyes and open mouth will keep out bad energy and attract fortunate events.
Today, we offer a wonderfully crafted bugeo - made of pinewood - that can be hung in your house as home deco and represent Korean culture.
It’s offered in two designs:
01. Flower Pollock: This bugeo is covered with a variety of Korean flowers like peony, pomegranate, chrysanthemum and lotus flower. It attracts positive energy & opportunities to your home
02. Five-Colored Pollock: This five-colored bugeo was traditionally used as deco in Korea's Royal Court. It brings joyous news & happy memories to your home.
If you want to decorate your home with a touch of Korean culture, this is perfect!
Note: The white silk thread is included and comes wrapped around the bugeo.
Made in Korea.
- A beautiful pollock - made on pinewood - that work's great as Korean home deco & cultural item
- Hang in your home to protect yourself and family from misfortune events and bad spirits!
- Offered in 2 types: Flower Bugeo, 5-Color Bugeo
- Great for gifting friends & family
- ★ Gochujar Speciality Item ★
- Made in Korea
Korean Fortune Bugeo (Pollock) - Hanging Ornament
Bugeo 북어 (Dried Pollock) was used as an offering in Korean Folk Rituals
In Korean folklore, pollocks symbolize the fish god, which has protective powers and guards against bad spirits & omens
Many Koreans - to this day - adhere to this folk tradition and hang a bugeo when opening a new business or home
The bugeo hangs over the door with a skein of thread, in hopes that the pollock's big eyes and open mouth will keep out bad energy
Today, we offer a beautiful bugeo - made of pinewood - that work's great as Korean home deco/cultural item
Hang it in your house to protect yourself and family from misfortune and bad spirits!
The bugeo's large, round eyes guard against evil spirits & misfortunate events
The bugeo's mouth is opened widely in order to receive opportunities!
It's body is also filled with roe - symbolizing good health, fertility & prosperity
The silk thread symbolizes your prosperity extending to future generations/descendants
When hanging the ornament, place it so that the bugeo's head is facing EAST
Alternatively, you can also hang it with the bugeo's head facing the INSIDE of your home
This bugeo is made from Korean Pine Tree
Available in 2 styles:
01. Flower Bugeo
This bugeo is covered with a variety of Korean flowers:
Peony to symbolize wealth & honor
Pomegranate to symbolize fertility
Chrysanthemum to symbolize peace and harmony
Lotus Flower to symbolize success & business prosperity
This bugeo allows for positive energy & opportunities to fill your home
02. Five-Colored Bugeo
This five-colored bugeo was traditionally used as deco in Korea's Royal Court to chase off evil spirits and bring good fortune.
This bugeo allows for joyous news & happy memories to fill your home
Bugeo Dimensions: 30.5cm (l) x 6cm (w) x 1.8cm (ht)
Box Dimensions: 31 cm x 23 cm x 3.5 cm height
Material: Korean Pinewood, Silk Thread
(Actual measurements may slightly deviate)
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