Posted by Imperial Harvest on 24 September 2021
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The practice of Feng Shui can be traced to Neolithic civilizations scattered across China. Despite its long and illustrious history, it was only in more recent times that Imperial Feng Shui emerged as a prestigious branch of Feng Shui practised exclusively for the furtherance of Chinese royal interests.
Emperor Qian Long is well-known as one of the foremost proponents of Imperial Feng Shui in ancient Chinese history. To ensure Imperial Feng Shui principles were incorporated into all aspects of the Forbidden City, he appointed a team of trusted Imperial Feng Shui masters to oversee their consistent application. These experts were called upon to advise Emperor Qian Long on palace layouts, Imperial Feng Shui treasures and artefacts, and numerous other considerations in day-to-day palace administration.
With their able support, the Qing dynasty’s fortunes soared by leaps and bounds, making it one of the most prosperous and successful eras of China’s dynastic history. It is renowned not only for its material abundance, but also for fostering a thriving exchange of cultures between the East and West. These make it widely acknowledged as a “Golden Age” in ancient Chinese history.
With his fervent patronage and endorsement, Emperor Qian Long catalysed the renaissance of Imperial Feng Shui during the Qing economic and cultural boom. As this ancient art flourished throughout his reign, he became widely dubbed the Father of Imperial Feng Shui.
Imperial Feng Shui draws heavily on the innate properties of fine jadeites, which were cherished in ancient Chinese tradition as talismans that bestow long life and good luck. They were also prized for their durability, emerging as everlasting symbols of authority and status.
Throughout Chinese history, jadeites have been laboriously carved and polished into all manner of objects from jewellery to desk ornaments to even cups. Such is their historical significance that they have often been used to study the geopolitical and societal progress of ancient China. In fact, they were widely regarded as among the most precious materials, and even today remain highly valued for their luminosity and smooth texture.
Acknowledging the significance of fine jadeites in Imperial Feng Shui, Emperor Qian Long consulted his Imperial Feng Shui masters on their application and relevance to his reign. Countless hours of rigorous research revealed the roles of specific fine jadeite treasures, from enhancing personal luck to endowing one with intuitive decision-making capabilities.
One of the most important jadeite treasures is the Qian Long Jadeite Mountain. It was conceived by Emperor Qian Long’s Imperial Feng Shui masters as a powerful activator of the mountain star, bestowing the Qing dynasty with the support of influential benefactors.
The Autumn 2021 Qian Long Jadeite Mountain Collection – An Exquisite Embodiment of Emperor Qian Long’s Legacy
In commemoration of the autumn equinox which marks the onset of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, Imperial Harvest presents the Autumn 2021 Qian Long Jadeite Mountain collection.
Every Imperial Harvest Qian Long Jadeite Mountain is meticulously carved by master craftsmen from the centres of the finest raw jadeite boulders – the jadeite hearts. This is where the Imperial Feng Shui energies are the densest and most intense. The unrivalled quality and craftsmanship of each Imperial Harvest jadeite mountain translates to an unparalleled luminosity and smoothness to the touch.
Bridging Connection (水到渠成)
Pine Trees for Long-Term Growth (松鹤连年)
Dragon Meridian Point (寻龙点穴)
The Autumn 2021 Qian Long Jadeite Mountain collection bears witness to the enduring Imperial Feng Shui heritage galvanised by Emperor Qian Long himself. It meticulously replicates the east-meets-west aesthetic that characterised his reign, melding it with auspicious symbols of success and prosperity.
Amidst Emperor Qian Long’s varied personal collection of Imperial Feng Shui artefacts, his jadeite bead bracelet features as one of the most prominent. He was often depicted donning his personalised white jadeite beads, in accordance with his favourable element of metal.
According to Imperial Feng Shui principles, the jadeite bead bracelet balances the Minor-Yang, equipping the wearer with intuitive decision-making attributes. It would also empower the wearer to distill information from ambiguity, and in making timely decisions to gain decisive competitive advantages.
Throughout his reign, this iconic jadeite treasure featured extensively as an omnipresent symbol of his passion in harnessing Imperial Feng Shui to advance his empire.
The Imperial Harvest Jadeite Bead Bracelet is crafted from the same exquisite jadeite as the Qian Long Jadeite Mountain, bestowing upon destined owners its unrivalled Imperial Feng Shui properties. It is also fully customizable, with the inclusion of agarwood and sandalwood beads being popular amongst our blessed clients.
Emperor Qian Long’s unwavering dedication to Imperial Feng Shui extends to the agarwood treasures widely used today to enhance direct wealth capacity (正财库). This refers to the income potential derived from one’s primary professional pursuits.
Rigorous studies by Emperor Qian Long’s Imperial Feng Shui masters reflected that agarwood, or fermented wood resins in aquilaria trees, balances the major yang, which governs direct wealth capacity. This gives rise to its unique wealth-enhancing trait.
Recognizing the auspicious properties of agarwood, Emperor Qian Long made sure to always readily have with him his bespoke bracelet of agarwood beads. This was often spotted alongside his white jadeite bead bracelet, accompanying him even on his extensive travels.
The Imperial Harvest Agarwood Collection is inspired by Emperor Qian Long’s discovery of agarwood’s Imperial Feng Shui properties. Every Imperial Harvest Agarwood bead is hand-polished to perfection by master artisans of their craft, making it an essential amplifier of direct wealth capacity.
Since its conception, Imperial Harvest has remained true to the ethos of Imperial Feng Shui, as practised and preached by Emperor Qian Long in the Qing golden age. Having indelibly shaped its course throughout his reign, Emperor Qian Long is rightly heralded as the Father of this ancient art. Today, Imperial Harvest honours his legacy by spearheading a new era of Imperial Feng Shui, as Master David reimagines its timeless principles with contemporary design language as a modern architect of this enduring art.
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