Stone of the Month 当月赏石 November
“Two Open Arms Mountain, a Feng Shui Stone”
by Dato Chua Kok Hwa
This unique yellow wax stone gives the impression of a mountain in the vast sea of sand dunes in the Sahara Desert or in the isolated island surrounded by sea. It has a small and well-shaped mountain sitting on the highest ﬂat terrain of another triangular mountain. This small mountain has two front curves which look like two open arms. Between the two open arms, there is a small gateway that draws in positive chi (energy). The chi circulates around the inner arms and the mountain peak prevents energy from escaping. As a result, the chi is being retained and absorbed into the stone. Couple with its color yellow, this stone is a jewel in the crown for the Chinese as it will bring good Feng Shui to the owner. For good Feng Shui, this stone will be best displayed at the main entrance of the home or oﬃce.
This yellow wax stone originates from Kedah or Perlis, they are both northern states of Malaysia in which most of the wax stones are found. This stone had been in the collection of Mr. Foong Let Kheong, a renowned daiza marker in Ipoh city, Perak state of Malaysia, for years and is now the collection of Dato’ Chua Kok Hwa.
The dimensions for stone are 20 cm wide, 18 cm high and 18 cm deep and for the small mountain are 14 cm wide, 4 cm high and 12 cm deep.
We invite you to join us in defining the nascent practice of contemporary viewing stone display.
Viewing Stones: Contemporary Approaches to Display
by authors Thomas Elias, Paul Harris, Richard Turner
This new book intends to serve as an exploration of the fundamentals of contemporary viewing stone display. Examples created by the authors, and contributed by invited collectors, will be used to examine the formal and conceptual aspects of contemporary viewing stone display.
Our plan is to integrate your work with ours and that of the other invited participants in a scheme that lays out the basic elements of contemporary viewing stone display, as we understand them, in a fashion that is accessible to both hobbyists and connoisseurs. Each individual voice will speak for itself.
Submission Period: May 1, 2018 to December 1, 2018
Welcome to our New “Classroom!”
This section provides an opportunity to learn more about stone appreciation through the use of our new videos and published articles. The Classroom also contains useful information for stone enthusiasts starting with a Guide to Stone Markets and Shops in China and Japan. Each month, additional videos, articles and other information will be available to help people along on their path to becoming stone connoisseurs.
Featured Article 专题
Viewing Stones of Malaysia and Singapore
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