Monkey And Calabashes Around The Hills Jade Carving Ornament

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Wow! A masterpiece of jade carving ornament from Good Orient! This jade ornament is carved with monkey and calabashes around the hills. In Chinese culture, monkey is the symbol of high official rank, and calabash means a prosperous family. The raw material is a unique precious jade stone. A master of jade carving makes the best use of natural color and shape to create a piece of vivid and exquisite work of art. The process of the carving is very complicated and it takes about half a year to complete, so it is very expensive and valuable. In China, jade carving dates back to the late Old Stone Age. By the late New Stone Age, jade ornamens such as bi (pierced disc), zhui (pendants), earrings and beads had appeared. In the Shang and Zhou dynasties(11th century B.C.-256B.C), jade articles were used as ritual objects and symbols of personal morality or political authority. Jade has been cherished by the Chinese as a symbol of many virtues. Its hardness suggests firmness and loyalty, and its luster projects purity and beauty.Typical of jade carving are flowers, birds, animals, vases, incense burners, and human figures, especially beautiful women from popular fairy tales and legends. According to Chinese FengShui, if you put such a precious jade carving ornament in your house or office, it will bring you good luck and fortune.Material: Jade Dimensions: 10"1/4H??â??ÿ?"1/8L??â??ÿ?"3/4WPreparation time:> 2-3 working days
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