This tile could be seen as a meeting of East and West. In Chinese culture statues and pictures of the koi or carp fish are thought to bring good fortune: wealth, prosperity and luck to the home or business. In Japan koi means love or affection and so is a symbol of love and friendship.
The classical Roman poet Horace wrote in his lyric poem the famous phrase ‘Carpe Diem’. This is usually translated as ‘seize the day’ or sometimes as ‘pluck the day'. The phrase has been enthusiastically absorbed into today’s language, perhaps especially since the cult film The Dead Poets’ Society (1989) used it as a neat summary of the story’s philosophy.
Fixing Points: the two holes in the tile
Dimensions: 9.9cm x 10cm
Imperfect Tiles (7 available)
Imperfect tiles are slightly below the high standards of our perfect tiles. These tiles are a great
way to add to your collection and saves £5 per tile against the price of perfect tiles.
An imperfect tile will have a small defect of some kind, such as a crack or surface blemish.
A crack will not be easy to spot from the front but is likely to be more obvious from the back.
You are welcome to contact us before purchasing an imperfect tile to ask about the defects.