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Jade(Chinese name: 玉器(yù qì))

Updated:2008-06-04 20:07 | Source:

 

Chinese name: 玉器(yù qì)

Jade has been considered the king of the precious stones by

Chinese for over 5,000 years. It is regarded as an auspicious

thing standing for goodliness, heavenliness and preciousness. In

ancient times, people wore jade to show their status and position

on society. There are many places with abundant jade resources,

such as Hotan in Xinjiang Province and Youyan in Liaoning

Province. And there are lots of craftsmen with a high level of

skill in Jade Carving. The jade vase, figurine, bird, animals and

flowers are so well-made that they appear lifelike.

(Source:

http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/beijing/shopping/craftw

orks/)

Editor : Zhu Jia

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