The Jade Center


Tour Day Eight: Saturday, April 28, 2001

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Craftsmen shape and polish the delicate jade.

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Silk Rugs For Sale.

These were not of the best quality. They are way out of reach in price for all but the most serious shoppers. Pat had to take a look at them anyway.



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Pink Jade

An Apple A Day ... But it didn't. The pollution in Xi'an made Pat cough incessantly.

Taking a prescription cough medicine brought along just-in-case, was not the thing to do in morning before a sightseeing trip. She nearly fell over, asleep standing up, at one of the museums yesterday. Ended up with a persistant case of bronchitis. But the prized apple sits on a display shelf at home.



This Looks Like Jade!

And it is. However it is not museum quality. But it will be fun to wear occasionly.

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Silk Rug & Cloisonne Urn

Our dining room really needed this little silk rug. The colors compliment a painting and upholstry of an antique chair. And the black background and peach-colored flowers on the urn just blend with ith it too. I think this little rug — mat really — found a home.

Suggestion: If you buy one of these rugs, don't let them fold it for you. The crease marks may never completely disappear. Instead roll it around a piece of clothing to put it in your suitcase. Or have them roll it and ship it to you at home.

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Page last updated June 8, 2001.