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TRADITIONAL CHINESE TOGGLES

TRADITIONAL CHINESE TOGGLES
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  • AuthorMargaret Duda
  • PublisherThames & Hudson
  • Date of publication2012-07-25
  • Language(s)English
  • IllustrationsColour, b&w ill.
  • Pages272
  • DescriptionGrand format - Livre relié
  • Price (VAT incl.)110.00 €
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This volume is a reference guide to the historical and cultural significance of Chinese toggles or zhuizi - carved pieces of jade, ivory, bone, wood, shell and semi-precious stones used by the Chinese in ancient times as counterweights to secure personal effects like tobacco pipes and money pouches to their belts. Over time, toggles became treasured objects of identity and expression, believed to bring the bearer good luck, happiness, fertility, longevity and health.

The book explains how toggles were used in daily and ceremonial life, and interprets the designs that are fundamental to understanding these artefacts.

 

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