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    Traditional Chinese Toggles: Counterweights and Charms (Hardcover First Edition 2011) by Margaret Duda

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    Browsing Copy from Discontinued Book Shop Obvious shelf wear Faint cover / page yellowing and abrasion. Condition 7/10 Not for fussy buyers. This volume is a much-needed 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. Accompanied by stunning photography and detailed descriptions, Traditional Chinese Toggles: Counterweights and Charms will be the definitive illustrative guide to this little-known Chinese art form. Containing more than 1500 images, this volume is an excellent reference guide to the historical and cultural significance of Chinese toggles or zhuizi. Toggles are 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. Accompanied by stunning photography and detailed descriptions, Traditional Chinese Toggles: Counterweights and Charms will be the definitive illustrative guide to this little-known Chinese art form. Hardcover: 272 pages Publisher: Didier Millet, 1st ed 2011 Language: English ISBN-10: 9814260614 ISBN-13: 978-9814260619 Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 1.1 x 11.8 inches

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