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Sky Dragon Cinnabar Pendant

October 25, 2006 10:21 PM EST | Jewelry | Email to Friend

Only the most skilled carvers in China work with cinnabar lacquer. In creating these intricate designs, wooden forms are dipped in layer upon layer of lacquer and are allowed to dry. The artisans then hand-carve the designs. Here a carved dragon, an auspicious symbol of protection, is suspended from a double strand of peridot, a stone said to bring its wearer good fortune. Handmade in China. Pendant is 1 1/2"L; necklace is 17 1/2"L.

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