Cinnabar, Leaping Fish 20x15mm, Set of 6


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  • These beads are priced and sold in sets of 6
  • New Chinese Cinnabar, leaping fish pattern 20x15mm
  • Fish are an auspicious symbol in Chinese art for wealth, happy marriage and fertility
  • Real cinnabar comes from mercury bearing ore and has been used for hundreds of years as a pigment for coloring various substances, especially lacquer. Cinnabar products including beads used to be made of wood covered by many coats of this red lacquer, which was then carved with floral, geometric designs or auspicious symbols.
  • Both because of the health dangers of mercury and the high cost of the lacquering and carving process, today’s cinnabar beads are made from a substance like polymer clay.