||A pair of wild geese made from wood
represent the new husband and wife. In the Jeonanrye part of the marriage ceremony, the groom gives a single kireogi to his mother-in-law. The geese symbolize several virtues that the
couple should follow in their married life:
- Wild geese keep the same partner for life. Even of one dies, the
other will not seek a new partner for the rest of his or her life.
- Wild geese understand hierarchy and order. Even when flying, they
maintain structure and harmony.
- Wild geese have the nature to leave their existance wherever they
go. People should leave a great legacy for their descendants when
they leave this world.
Still nowadays, wooden ducks are nice wedding presents appreciated not only in Korea but also in the western