Carved Soapstone Lucky Chanchito Three-Legged Pig Totem Fetish Figurine
A lucky three-legged Chanchito pig figurine carved from soapstone.
Chanchitos are believed to carry great luck and to gift someone with a three-legged Chanchito pig is to wish upon them good fortune and serious luck. Based on a Chilean children's story about how a three-legged pig was spared from the slaughter house, the mystique behind this little guy remains.
Carved from soapstone, our little chanchito pig measures 1 3/8" in length, 7/8" in height. A sweet figure to keep on your desk, by your bedside or in your car for luck or to give someone who could use a good luck token of their own. A don't forget those born in the Year of the Boar/Pig...double-good juju!
One of the lovely things about soapstone is the myriad colors it comes in - just like pigs! - and the striations that it has. All of our chanchitos are hand-carved from natural soapstone so please let us pick out a very special one just for you.