China Ancient Belt Buckle

In ancient China, belt buckle called belt hook, it is also known as “犀比”, widely used in the Warring States Time, mostly used by men, is the rank indicating.

A ancient metal belt hook

Generally, the usage for hook and modern buckle are the same, but also have some special usage, such as below style can be used for seal.

A belt hook can be used for seal

Commend material for hook in ancient: Gold, silver, iron, copper, jade, turquoise, etc.

Iron and jade belt hook

A jade belt hook

A jade belt hook

Belt hook, in ancient China, it is the exclusive product of nobility and literati warrior, but in the Qing dynasty, have gradually became ornamental.

This is the story of ancient belt in China, and welcome to let us know the story in your country in the comments.