Chinese Jade Art
Jade, mined since antiquity, has acquired special meaning in Chinese culture. It is said that jade contains the essence (jingying) of the mountains.Jinghere refers to jade as a mysterious substance imbued with spiritual and magical properties (jingling). It has been an object of veneration with sacrifices made to it. Through worshipping the spirit of jade, humans received blessings and staved off calamities.