Necklace worn by Peranakan Chinese children

Necklace, worn by children

Silver necklace with pendant in the shape of a carp. In Chinese symbolism this fish stands for courage and perseverance. According to Chinese legend, carps swim in the Yellow River against the current. At the head of the river is a waterfall called the Dragon's Gate. Only a handful of carp manage to make the final leap over the waterfall and turn into dragons. Among Peranakan Chinese, these pendan…