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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADIA140mm, China

A combination of 3 different set of jade beads.

The inside chiain most transparant,
the middle of the form of a gourd,
the outer, the darkest and the most soild in form.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADIA65mm, China

A matching three fish bracelet to go with the three fish necklace featured in yesterday’s blog.

The bracelet is adjustable with the sliding knot.

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jade hair piece

DIA165mm, China

 The pendent for this necklace is a jade head piece.

The idea of a head gear comb developed very early in China; the word “beauty” 美 came from a goat 羊 hat over a dancing man 大 (a man 人 with his hands extended).  The concept of head gear developed into a social etiquette,  a complete system was formed for ranking of officials, classes and for different occasions.  When a young noble male reaches the age of 20,  there will be a crowning ceremony, signifying the change from a boy to a man.

Some head pieces are secured on the hair bundle rather than as worn as a hat and this pendant is one of them.

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ReindeerDIA165mm, China

Nothing to do with reindeer at all, this piece of coral necklace just reminds me Christmas.  This minimal design has been put together by hand with a hand woven string using the traditional art of Chinese knotting.

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DIA165mm, China

All the jewellery featured this week has been string with hand woven strings and put together with the technique from the art of Chinese knotting.  This particular piece is one of the elaborated design with each jade beads carefully placed.  The art of knotting is believe to have started as a function for early form of clothing, then as a memo on a string.  By the Zhou dynasty, 800 B.C., knotting has found its use with jade ornaments.  Since then till the end of Qing dynasty, the art of knotting was a craft practiced by the young girls in China (where 20/20 vision and crafty fingers are minimum requirement).

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