There are few styles Chinese carving for Snake. Snake is one of the 12 Lunar animal. Always Chinese will collect the animal represent their birth year. It is dark brown ancient color. I don't know what is this made of, looks like wood, stone or mud. Seems handmade because everyone with some difference although in same style. I bought this from a local market in Peking (also known as Beijing - capital of China). I love the fine engraving.
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Birth years belongs to "year of Snake" : 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001
1. A snake bring you money
Height about : 4 cm
Length about : 3.7 cm
The snake is holding some coins (it means it bring you wealth)
2. A snake
Height about : 3.5 cm
Length about : 4.5 cm
2. A rich snake
Height about : 3.3 cm
Length about : 4.7 cm
If you are not Chinese, you may not know what the snake is holding - it is holding a big amount money call yuanbao (a shoe-shaped gold or silver ingots which is common in past)
The above photos only showing you a sample. Each with a little bit difference but similar (handmade product can't do 100% same).
Latest update : 2016/02/19
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