An amber exhibition began on Wednesday at the Jade Buddha Temple, along with a showcase of China’s traditional jewelry making skills.
Over a dozen amber Buddha beads are being displayed on the second floor of the Juequn Building at the temple on Anyuan Road in Putuo District through October 24.
Amber has long been deemed in Chinese culture as a symbol of good luck and health. The temple launched the exhibition to celebrate the Chongyang Festival on Wednesday, a day to cherish seniors.
The artworks were assembled from collectors around the country. Many of the exhibits are being displayed to the public for the first time, the temple said.
Senior craftsmen from Shanghai Laofengxiang Co, a Huangpu-based century-old jeweler, are also showcasing traditional amber processing and jewelry weaving skills at the exhibition.