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Official Intro.: The Beauty of Contemporary Imperial Signet | 今璽之美
One of LIULI’s most popular and limited edition art pieces, the “Signet of Indomitability” combines the minimalism of a simple shape with intricate carvings. Lines on the piece’s side form mountain scenery. A symmetric and concentric design lifts a dragon to a high focal point, showing reverence for the divine and heavenly. That respect is an homage paid to the natural world—a domain of the dragon. Paying tribute to tradition, heritage, and the natural world.
The Beauty of Contemporary Imperial Signet
In the feudal era of so-called "Son of Heaven", the emperor strengthened his majesty with a symbol of himself and his power, going to any length to create the imperial signet. The symmetrical, concentric, and uplift design of it represents the reverence and praise the ancient Chinese felt toward the highest honor, In the ancient years when people were ignorant about the forces of nature, dragon transformed out of it and became the symbol of supremacy.
Today, "Son of Heaven" is only an ancient term. However, people have developed lofty pride that we too, can be as one, should we put our mind and effort to it. We are not naively obsessive to the feudal dictator. And yet, we become the gentlemen that assume the responsibility of the world. Dragon is no longer a daunting symbol, but an awe paid to the nature.
LIULI presents the contemporary imperial signet series, a manifestation of the self-motivation for our pride and great ambition.