Koi are members of the carp family of fish. Carp have long been kept and bred as pets in many civilizations. The ancient Romans kept them in ponds and fountains and bred the ancestors of today’s common Goldfish. In China, they are recognized as good luck symbols. The colorful Koi carp available today are the result of a strain first bred 160 years ago in Japan from a naturally occurring mutation. The word Koi actually translates to “carp” in Japanese.
There are three sizes of swimming Koi in this collection by master sculptor; Klaus Kinast. Placed together they remind us of a school of Koi lazily making their way towards some unknown destination; towards good fortune, perhaps.
w22” x d6.5” x h6.5” 20 lb
Shown in Western Slate