Large Brown Silk Tassel with Carved Jade Bat Charm

$198 USD
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W: 2.25" D: 0.25" H: 24.5"
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Chinese knotted tassels are used to add elegance to everyday items like hairpins or lanterns. They often hold sentimental value, and are passed down through families for generations. In ancient times lovers sometimes gave knots as tokens of their love. This long brown tassel is decorated with a large central bead carved from nephrite in the form of a bat carrying a coin. This common motif forms a visual pun that recalls the phrase fu zai yan qian (福在眼前), meaning "happiness is before your eyes." Framed by intricate double layered silk knots handmade, this ornate tassel is a blessing for imminent happiness.

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