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The Jiayuguan Pass Brick Carving Paperweight

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Engraving occupies an important position in Chinese fine arts and has a unique charm. With a history of 1,000 odd years, this ancient art has formed a classical yet modern artistic style. Engraving makes up an important part of Chinese fine arts. Ancient engraving mainly involved woodcuts together with copperplates and colored bites. These unique methods give it an independent artistic value and position in China’s cultural and artistic history.

  • This series brick carving give you the strong Chinese culture mood. The gray old brick just like a piece brick of the Great Wall or the Forbidden City, brings you back to the ancient age.
  • Jiayuguan Pass, also called Jiayu Pass, is the first pass at the west end of the Great Wall of China.
  • The pass was built during the Ming Dynasty, and is located 6 kilometers southwest of Jiayuguan City, which is in the Gansu Province. It is located at the foot of Jiayuguan Hill, between two hills of which the pass lies, so earned the name “The First and Greatest Pass under the Heaven”. This is different from “The First Pass under the Heaven”, which is located at the east end of the Great Wall near Qinhuangdao City in Hebei Province. The pass is located at the narrowest point of the western section of the Hexi Corridor, and Jiayuguan often has the meaning of “Nice Valley”. It was also a must point of the ancient Silk Road.
  • Gray brick covered with glass.
  • Dimensions: 9″1/2×1″1/8×1″3/4
  • Preparation time:2-3 working days.
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