These miniature cages are made from various
materials and today, used as a way of bringing good luck into the home.
In ancient days, the cricket cage was used for exactly what it sounds
like: holding crickets. The
cages are handmade and feature a tiny door that slides open and shut.
On the top of the cricket cage is a small hook or eyelet that can be used
to hang it for decoration. Although
cricket cages do come in various sizes, on average, they measure about 3x4
When it comes to Chinese superstition, the
cricket plays a critical role. Throughout
history, they have resembled intelligence and good fortune.
In fact, if a person were to harm a cricket, it was believed they would
have great misfortune. Even today,
in parts of eastern Asian, the male cricket will be caged so people can enjoy
the song they make.