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Ancient Animals – Symbolism of Chinese Mythological Creatures

Friday, November 18, 2016

This blog deals with the symbolism of ancient Chinese mythological creatures as they have been illustrated in a multitude of Chinese arts....

Full of Charm – Chinese Jade Toggles

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Chinese toggles may look like miniature sculptures but they were also functional objects. With no pockets in traditional attires, toggles acted as small counterweights attached to the drawstrings of pouches looped around the sash. Though they were made of various materials, jade was the most valuable. Carved into auspicious images representing a wide range of symbolism they became precious gifts, charms and works of art....

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“Cultural objects tell stories; and in each story a simple message is found—all cultures are the same, we just express ourselves differentlyGLEN JOFFE, OWNER