This playful design incorporates many symbols of good luck and prosperity. It is an ancient device dating from a time when many were not literate. The tradition states that it was hung outside a tavern or home where fresh beer was to be had.
The bird is a symbol of joy and prosperity, bringing good fortune to the couple shown in protective rings below. The heart is a popular sign of unity as well as love, bringing all together under the benevolent bird.
Today, it is traditional emblem of welcome.