|Jade Lei composed of jade charms or amulets|
According to wikipedia a lei is defined as :
Lei is a garland or wreath. More loosely defined, a lei is any series of objects strung together ... Often the composition of a lei determine the meaning behind a lei; a lei made using a hala fruit for instance is said to be connected to love, desire, ... etc
|close up of charms on lei|
|jade lei 2 on qing dynasty silver chain|
Although carved from lower quality jade the charms in the second lei are no less interesting. An eclectic assortment of jade charms including animals and insects, as fish, rabbit, cicada and several fruits, a hand and a fan are represented in the closeup below.
|an assortment of jade charms from fan to hand|