Pigs have enjoyed sort of a mixed reputation. Some consider the pig as smart as the average dog, while others see pigs as something far less. Whether keenly intelligent or simply sloppy, pigs have wormed their way into the human heart and culture. Pigs cannot fly, and putting lipstick on pig will not make them pretty but pig bookends are a fun and whimsical way to include the pig in your home decor.
Far from being a pig in a poke, decorative bookends that feature animals such as the gentle pig can be works art. Even the great artist Picasso created sketches of the pig. Pigs have held a prominent place in mythology, folklore and astrology. In the Chinese zodiac scheme, people born under the sign of the pig are thought to display some very beneficial qualities. Loyalty, honor and generosity are just some of the characteristics of those folks born under the sign of the pig.
Modern culture has made the pig something of a superstar, emphasizing the animalís intelligence. Fairy tales, animated films and cartoons have made the humble pig very popular among children. From Babe to the Three Little Pigs, these gentle creatures enjoy a special status in the world of fantasy and whimsy.