In China, seal carving is such a revered skill that it's regarded as one of the "four treasured arts," along with painting, calligraphy, and poetry. Seals, also called chops, are used to sign everything from official documents to works of art. Often topped with elaborate carved motifs, the "name" end is dipped in brilliant red seal paste and stamped onto the paper.
Chinese artisans will hand-carve this soapstone chop topped with a hand-carved dragon with the given name or word of your choice, and provide a card explaining how the word was translated into Chinese characters. Choose your or a loved one's first name, or an inspiring word or salutationlike serenity, celebrate, or peaceto use on greetings. Comes in a velvet-lined brocade gift box with a blue-and-white porcelain dish for the seal paste.
Please note: Personalized items cannot be returned unless damaged or defective. Please check your order carefully; once placed, your order for this item cannot be canceled. Not available for shipment outside of the U.S. Please allow 3-5 weeks for delivery.
Box is 5" square x 2"H