Astrology, horoscopes, the zodiac. We all have heard these terms, but we may not all know the background of these words. However there is one thing that most people know and thats their sign! There are 12 signs in all, each one bearing the name for a constellation for which it was named! The 12 signs are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. That is a bit about the background of the regular Zodiac. But the Chinese Zodiac is totally different!
About the Chinese Zodiac
Like the Western zodiac that most people are familiar with, the Chinese Zodiac also has 12 signs. These 12 signs are represented by animals and consist of the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and boar. Each animal represents a calendar year. We have carved figurines of these Chinese Zodiac signs.
Soapstone Chinese Zodiac Figurines
These Chinese Zodiac figurines are made with the utmost attention to detail. They are carved from a unique mixture of resin and stone powder found in the Fujian Province of China, called soapstone. Each figure is approximately 4" tall. These figurines are great for decoration or for gift giving!