This elegant 3-inlay ruyi combines the classic bamboo design with a flower motif. A delicately wrought camellia flower blooms from the head, its layered petals surrounding a crimson LIULI bead. The bamboo and the camellia together signify infinite life and energy. Bamboo also symbolizes moral strength, solid yet humble character, the qualities of a virtuous gentlemen according to Chinese culture. In thefeng shuitradition, this ruyi symbolizes good luck and good fortune. It promotes peace and well-being, while also serving as a symbol of authority, leadership and power. These qualities make it an honorable gift for royals.
Ruyi of Virtue
The true nature of the bamboo is revealed following a bout of wind and rain. The sincerity of the camellia melts the frost and heralds the spring.
A person of great virtue is conducted with integrity.