Jade has appeared in the Neolithic Age. The primitive ancestors hung jade ornaments shaped like various totems on the neck and dangled from the chest to symbolize status, power, and wealth. Later, jade was interpreted into a series of round rituals: jade jade, jade jade, jade ring, jade jade, etc., which became beautiful decorations and passed down from generation to generation.
The ancient people s love for jade was not because of its value, but from its character. The ancients made different shapes according to the character and meaning of the jade according to the color of the jade, such as light green, tea green, yellow green, dark green, tan, brown, white, black, white and gray, etc., Such as the shape of the insects, birds, and beasts, torus (jade), to match their character.
In Zhouli Yuzao, the jade pendant was raised to the height of ritual law, which stipulated the specifications of Wang Hou Peiyu with various identities. In the Zhou Dynasty, the nobleman Peiyu needed basic steps for etiquette. They listened to the sound of their jade and made the steps consistent with the voice of Yupei to show their magnificence.
There are many types of puppet jade, including a single piece of jade and some jade that appear in groups, also called group jade. The group of jade pendants is to hang a few different shapes of jade pendants around the neck or a waist with a string of colored threads, and when walking up, the jade penets collide with each other and make a pleasant sound.
The jade pendant of the Qiang group has both the nature of ritual jade and the striking decorative function. It is a symbol of wealth and status. The jade pendants of the Warring States Period, the Qin and Han Dynasties were flourishing, and some even included dozens of small jade pendants, such as jade, jade, and jade. At the same time, group jade is no longer a special decoration for the neck, but is tied to the belt, and the use of group jade is no longer exclusive to the aristocracy, and it is also widely popular among ordinary people.
During the Eastern Han Dynasty, the jade system was gradually completed. According to the ancient system, the Emperor Han Ming re-examined the long-lost Dape system and issued it to the world. In the late Eastern Han Dynasty, the world was in chaos, and the Peiyu system was lost again. In the Three Kingdoms period, after Cao Cao unified the North, he established the etiquette system, and ordered the servant Wang to follow the ancient ritual to formulate the jade pendant system. The jade pendant made by this system has since become the popular jade pendant style from Wei Jin to Sui and Tang Dynasties.
After the Wei and Jin Dynasties, men in all dynasties only wore simple jade pendants, while women still wore group jade pendants for a long time, usually tied to their belts. They walked around and humbled their ears, and they sounded good. Became one of the female names.
In the early Ming Dynasty, the rulers abolished the Hu Fenghu customs left over from the Yuan Dynasty. In terms of politics, society, customs, and systems, they made reference to the ancient system and the production of the Tang and Song dynasties. After the Qing Dynasty, with the large-scale modification and easy service, the jade pendant system was abandoned.
In fact, jade not only has a decorative function, but the medical and health care function of jade has been discovered by humans for a long time. The famous Chinese masterpieces of Chinese medicine Shen Nong s Materia Medica , Tang Materia Medica and Compendium of Materia Medica have all been written. Compendium of Materia Medica · The Eighth Volume of the Golden Stone Division records that jade has:, Blood circulation, eyesight and eyesight and other effects.
Modern scientific research also shows that jade contains elements beneficial to the human body. Frequent wear and use of jade to rub the skin and acupuncture points can play a role in preventing and curing diseases.
In folks, people also like to wear jade pendants as amulets to protect themselves from evil. At the same time, Yu Pei also sent people all kinds of beautiful allegories, such as the jade pendant with Fu Lu Shouxi and Crane and Deer Spring decorative patterns express people s hope for longevity and health.