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Boar See entry for pig below. Buddha's Hand See entry for citron below. The butterfly also signifies joy and warmth. Since swords provide protection, hanging calamus above gates and doors is believed to help protect from evil spirits, disease and misfortune. The carp is also a symbol for an abundance of children because it produces many eggs.
A pair of carp symbolizes a harmonious marriage. A frequently seen image is of a carp swimming and leaping against the current of a river to reach the spawning grounds. This is an allegory for the persistent effort needed to overcome obstacles.
See a carp fish charm at Fish Charms.
The carp used for medicine was the quest in a famous story of Wang Xiang and filial piety. Additional information can be found at the entry for fish below.
Cassia Cinnamon The cassia is an evergreen plant with bright yellow flowers that is sometimes incorrectly referred to as Chinese cinnamon. Cassia and peaches together represent "high rank" and "longevity". Cassia and seeds lotuspomegranategourd together expresses the desire for many sons who will achieve high office.
The cassia represents success in the imperial examination system which is explained in detail at Auspicious Inscriptions.
See also "Cassia and Orchid" Charm.
Castanets A symbol that resembles an "X" is sometimes found on Chinese charms. This is actually a pair of wooden clappers or castanets crossed one over the other. Depending upon rank, these tablets were made of jade, ivory, bamboo and shark's skin, or bamboo and jade. A charm displaying a pair of castanets or yin yang ban may be seen at Auspicious Inscriptions.
The cat is also the protector of silkworms because it can ward off and kill mice and rats which attack these producers of silk thread. See the cat at The Five Poisons. The Chinese refer to the eight-sided holes found on many Tang and Song Dynasty coins as flower or chestnut holes.
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