On either side of the pouch there is embroidery which depicts a red lotus flower in the centre with two phoenixes that are also red, on either side flying inwards towards the lotus. There are also colourful wave-like designs in blue, green, and yellow which surround the phoenixes and the lotus. The lotus signifies purity, long life, wealth, happiness and fruitfulness. The phoenixes are symbolic of the Empress, beauty, peace, prosperity and the sun. These are the symbolic meanings of the embroidery on the pouch. However, there is also a meaning attached to the symbols dyed into the tassels. Singularly, each symbol represents joy, but when both symbols are combined or doubled, they form the Chinese symbol known as Hsi, which symbolises double joy or married happiness.