Jade Chip Wire Wrap Tree

SKU: 93706
Jade Chip Wire Wrap Tree

Jade Chip Wire Wrap Tree

SKU: 93706
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A beautiful decorative piece, this golden wire-wrapped Jade tree stands at nearly four feet tall. Each piece of Jade is held aloft by adjustable wire, which allows the tree to be shaped to your heart's content.

Jade has been appreciated for thousands of years, all over the world. Stone Age humans in China and Europe worked tough Nephrite Jade into weapons, art pieces, and ritualistic tools. Their art showed their interest in heaven, earth, life, and death. On the other side of the world, the Mayans and Aztecs prized Jadeite Jade, using the stone for similar uses, as well as medicinal.

The name “Jade” comes from the Spanish expression, piedra de ijada, meaning “stone of the pain in the side”. This expression came about after early Spanish explorers saw Mayans and Aztecs holding pieces of Jade to their sides to cure and relieve various aches and pains.

The gem-carving tradition of Jade was already thousands of years old in China by the time Spanish settlers named the pale green stone, Jade. When Jadeite was introduced to the Chinese market via Burma in the late 1700’s, its popularity soared and became an important artistic medium. Masterpiece carvings of Jadeite from the late eighteenths and early nineteenth century are still unsurpassed in concept, design, and technical execution.

The Jade on this tree was mined from Surrey, British Columbia.

Approximately 18 x 18 x 49 inches, size may vary between trees.

This Item is Not Eligible for Shipping and is Curbside Pickup Only from the Hermann Park Museum location in Houston.

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