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Chinese New Year: Curiously-patterned Stone with Pigsy Image


The naturally-formed stone with Pigsy image

By Keqiao Cheng, EDITOR

Chongqing – It is a fist-sized stone with a sharp-edged pattern. Taking a closer look, you may find that the image come to be Pigsy. And the 83-year-old Jin Xia, a retiree in Chongqing, has kept this amazing article at her home.

Known as Zhu Bajie in Chinese, Pigsy is a famous fictional character in the Chinese classic novel Journey to the West. Jin Xia said that she found this stone many years ago and favored its beautiful pattern. After careful observation, she found that it looks like Pigsy in sitting statue. Then, she preserved this gift of nature.

The old lady expressed that she loved rare stones. Since her retirement after 50 years old, she has been collecting stones.  She came across this rare one in 2005 by the Yangtze River.

Her house is like a museum of rare stones. Jin said that the measurement unit of the stones she collected should not be “pieces” but “tons”. Once when she made a move, parcels of stones took six cars.

As the year of the Pig is drawing near, Jin hoped that this stone might bring happiness and best wishes to people around.

Source: CQCB



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