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With the development of commercial civilization, it records and carries the wisdom of ancestors
The weight was an indispensable object in life before, but over the years, it gradually faded out of people's sight, lost its original purpose, and gradually became a collection. In ancient times, the weight was used in the same way as it is now, except that different dynasties and periods had different rights. It has different sizes, such as round, bell, gourd and animal. Some are made of copper and iron, and some are made of ceramics, stones and jade.
Weight has many meanings in ancient times. Almost every household has a weight. Now it has become one of the themes that jade carvers often carve. In ancient times, people called the scales and steel scales for measuring the weight of things as "scales", and weight is the weight. "Power, then know the weight; degree, then know the length." The ancients said that many officials would put a weight at home or on the table, representing rights and fairness.
The moral of weight: 1. It means good character. As the saying goes, "Everything has its name." Of course, the name here is not a real name, but a person in an extended sense. In life, people are sincere and upright, consciously abide by the established rules in society, inherit and carry forward the true, good and beautiful aspects of human nature. 2. Be content. Because "saying" and "becoming" are homophonic, which means that all efforts in life can be rewarded, such as material prosperity, good health, and smooth work.
The jade carving also inherits the ancient name: power represents power, and some jade carving masters will carve official hats on the scale to indicate that they are in power. Some will carve peach bats, which means longevity. In ancient times, many merchants carved their surnames or hall names on scales and put them in shops. First, they went to the shops in the town to show their wealth. Second, they managed their shops honestly. This implies that business should be conducted in good faith, not at the expense of others and without conscience. Business is like this, so are people. The weight in the jade carving has the symbolic significance of integrity, selflessness and openness. It is said that when people move, they usually first move a heavy object (mostly ceramics and stones), build a house and put it on the beam, and then hang it on the beam to express "satisfaction". In the marriage customs of some regions, there is also a saying that the bride "eats the weight and has a strong heart" to live with her husband's family, which represents the wife's love for her husband.
Today, with the growth of commercial civilization, the weight is getting farther and farther away from modern life, but the prosperity of the times and the wisdom of ancestors recorded and carried by it remain the same. When the ancients made weights, they had already injected the concept of integrity into them, which really impressed later people. A small weight is full of people's pursuit and yearning for honesty, which is enough to show the importance of honesty in people's daily life.