Red Leather Dragon & Phoenix Astrological Compass
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Features a beautiful fully-functional traditional Chinese-style compass in a compact wooden box.
current price: $32.47
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Direct your spirit eastward by accenting your home or office with this unique astrological compass. This beautiful piece features a functional magnetic compass modeled in the traditional Chinese style and contained within a compact square box. The strong wooden structure of the box is covered with mottled, ruby-red leather on the outside and hand-painted with a richly detailed gold and black design of a dragon and phoenix. All four corners of the lid are embellished with intricate bat motifs. The box lid flips open to reveal the centrally placed compass and the lid's interior covering of natural-toned leather overlaid with delicate Chinese symbols. The magnetic compass you will be receiving is an ancient Chinese invention first crafted during the Qin dynasty, when Chinese fortune tellers discovered that the iron-oxide lodestones they used to predict the future could also be employed in geographical orientation. Measures 4 inches long x 4 inches wide x 2 inches high. The handcrafted nature of this creation will produce minor differences in design and sizing. Subtle variations will occur from piece to piece, adding to the unique quality of individual items. Measurements are approximate.