New to the Garden Furniture Centre range is the amazingly carved hard-wood monkey trio of garden ornaments. Each sculpture is hand made from a single piece of wood creating a unique feature-piece table.
Carved Wooden Table Ornament – 3 Wise Monkeys
Each ‘See no Evil, Hear no Evil, Speak no Evil’ provides you with an original side table that will be a real talking point. It can be used in many places around the home including the garden, conservatory or any living space. It’s ideal for holding drinks or used as an original carved wooden garden ornament.
The three monkeys are Mizaru, covering his eyes, who sees no evil; Kikazaru, covering his ears, who hears no evil; and Iwazaru, covering his mouth, who speaks no evil (source: Wikipedia).
The original meaning of the phrase is connected to the 17th century carving over a door of the famous shrine in Japan. It is believed to have incorporated Confucius’s Code of Conduct, using the monkey as a way to depict man’s life cycle. There are different interpretations of the phrase but in Japan the proverb is simply regarded as a Japanese Golden Rule .
Each distinct carved wooden table ornament is available individually or as the three wise monkeys together.