Jade carving is one of the oldest carving varieties in China. Throughout the ages, people have used jade to describe all beautiful things. It can be said that the development of jade culture has formed an indissoluble bond with the development of Chinese civilization.
The ancients believed that jade was the embodiment of glory and happiness, and a symbol of fortitude and kindness. Some foreign scholars also regard jade as China’s “national stone”.
Jade is actually a high-quality stone. There are many types of jade, including white jade, topaz, jasper, jade and agate, turquoise, hibiscus stone, and so on. Jade is processed and carved into exquisite crafts, called jade carvings. In the process of making, the craftsman can carve the jade into exquisite handicrafts after careful design and repeated polishing according to the natural color and natural shape of different jade materials. Laizhou jade carving is a wonderful work in my country’s jade carving crafts, and it is also a pearl of the folk art of Guizhou. The Laizhou jade carvings unearthed in the Song Dynasty are mature in shape, refined in carving, and skilled in techniques. Laizhou jade carvings have been passed down from generation to generation, and the carving techniques have become more exquisite in recent years. There are not only high-end masterpieces with voluminous merits and priceless value but also delicate and interesting small sculptures. The famous painter Han Meilin admired the Laizhou jade carvings and painted them as a souvenir. The famous calligraphers Fei Xinwo and Zhu Dan were impressed by the beauty of Laizhou jade carvings, and praised them: “Engraving gold to attack jade”, “As cutting is like learning, like chiseling (cutting) like grinding” and “As sincere, iron and stone shine”.
Laizhou jade carvings can not only produce figures, utensils, birds and beasts, flowers, and other handicrafts but also carve a variety of beautiful jade carvings. Laizhou Heshibi Handicraft Factory relies on local resources and technological advantages, and purchases precious jade from Liaoning, Guangxi and other places, uses materials and performs art in accordance with the materials, and ingeniously and organically uses the natural beauty of the raw materials themselves and the technical beauty of the form Integration, processing and producing unique jade carving decorative craft paintings. Varieties include spring, summer, autumn, and winter, plum, orchid, bamboo and chrysanthemum, grand exhibition, horse to success, smooth sailing, great prosperity, golden jade full hall, wealth and prosperity, and more than 100 patterns. Its products are exquisitely crafted, unique in design, elegant and elegant, luxurious, and beautiful. They are noble gifts with collection value and ornamental value, and they are also the most ideal accessories for home decoration.