The hitching post pillars are authentic stone-carved art from the Northern China. In the past, these pillars stood in front of the gate, they were made with sturdy black stone, and usually paired or lining up in a row. It also had been used as a symbol of power, the more delicate the pillars are, the more powerful this family was.
The pillars are in square shapes, and carved in animals, human figures or traditional patterns. The Chinese divided the pillars to three parts, the head, the neck and the body. The bottom of the pillars were buried underground, the head of the pillars varies, according to different families. They used a lot of symbol of luck and fortune in these pillars. The holes for the reins are hidden in the front feet of the lion symbols.