The Collection: The Beauty of Harmony
United Altruism features two 'hulu'. One big, one small, existing as one - this is the essence of the design.
Front or back? It depends on the viewer and the angle. Like the society we live in, big and small, real and illusory - it all depends on the perspective. All while growing as one to create a firm nuclear value in our wondrous world.
The Chinese word for gourd, hulu (葫芦), has other auspicious associations as well. In some dialects, the character hu (葫) has a similar pronunciation to fu (福) which means "happiness" or "good fortune". Therefore, saying hulu (葫 芦) for gourd would sound similar to fulu (福禄) which means "happiness and rank (as in attaining a high government office)".
The Chinese consider the number”8”to be very auspicious and an omen for good luck. The gourd, as the gourd charm below illustrates, resembles the number "8".