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Guangzhou Jade Carving

(chinadaily.com.cn) Update:2019-08-12

Guangzhou Jade Carving skills came into being in the mid and late period of the Tang Dynasty (618-907), with more than 1,000 years of history.

Jadeite is usually used for Guangzhou Jade Carving, and made into ornaments or furnishings. Jade balls, which are small balls put inside big ones with each of them able to move freely, are a featured product of Guangzhou Jade Carving.

Guangzhou Jade Carving products are characterized with elegance, exquisiteness and daintiness. They also record the integration of Chinese and western cultures in the past hundred years, and possess important values of history, culture, art, and economy.

Jade has been seen by the Chinese people a symbol of auspiciousness and luck, and could guard against evil and avoid disasters. Hence, Guangzhou Jade Carving products are of great popularity at home and abroad.

It was listed among the second batch of the national intangible cultural heritages under the approval of the State Council in June 2008.

An exquisite Guangzhou Jade Carving furnishing. [Photo/ichgz.com]

An exquisite Guangzhou Jade Carving furnishing. [Photo/ichgz.com]

An inheritor of Guangzhou Jade Carving works on jade. [Photo/ichgz.com]