This listing is for beautiful and cute saddle bag with hand carved, tooled and painted Seahorse in Celtic style, that could be carried as the shoulder bag. This is made to order listing.
Unlined inside, robust and timeless design, lid closes with magnetic clasp, decorated with cute and pretty Celtic Seahorse design, 100% handmade of full grain vegetable tanned/genuine leather. Assembled with waxed thread and saddle stitching (stronger then machine stitching), it is very durable and will serve you for years.
Size is W22cm x H19cm x D6.5cm (bottom) with the strap is 95 cm long (can be done up to 110 cm if specific instruction is received).
The bag is very sweet and cute, you will enjoy it for years to come.
Seahorse Meaning and Symbolism
The symbolic meaning of seahorse is quite intricate and diverse as this little creature itself is full of surprises.
The seahorse is quite a unique creature, and thought to have mystical significance among the Ancient Greeks, European (alchemists) and Asians.
The Ancient Greeks and Romans believed the seahorse was an attribute of the sea god Neptune/Poseidon and as such, the seahorse was considered a symbol of strength and power.
Further, the ancient Eurpeans believed that the seahorse carried the souls of deceased sailors to the underworld - giving them safe passage and protection until they met their soul's destination.
Chinese cultures believed that the seahorse was a type of sea dragon, and as such they were revered for their power and thought to be symbols of good luck.
Sailors have long viewed the seahorse as a good luck charm too.
Symbolic meaning of Seahorses carry the following significances...
Symbolic Seahorse Meaning
A relatively calm, and mild-mannered creature, the seahorse is seemingly content to roam the seas. Their bodies are geared for ambling-type motion - not for speed. Thus, they are symbolic of patience and contentment - they are happy with being where they are, and are in no hurry for advancement.
Further testimony to these attributes is the lack of evolution of the seahorse's body style. They have remained with this body style without change since their inception.Content to be who they are, and not feeling the need to change - these are a few profound lessons the seahorse provides us.
However, along with a resistence to change, and a carefree approach to progress, the seahorse can be a symbol of inflexibilty or stubborness. To wit, the seahorse wraps its tail around the nearest object in order to anchor itself in turbulent waters. This is a lesson to be persistent in our goals, but be mindful that we are not too inflexible or stubborn in our achieving them.