The form most often seen is an oblong with a subtle curve along its length, an openwork qilong or juvenile dragon carved on the body of the hook, facing a larger dragon head, a button for attachment to a belt is found on the reverse.According to Terese Tse Bartholomew, in “Hidden Meanings in Chinese Art”, 2006, p.110, the juvenile dragon facing the larger dragon is illustrative of the saying “canglong jiaozi” or “the old dragon teaching its young”, expressing the wish that the elder generation may pass down office to the younger generation.In addition to the “canglong jiaozi” type, belt hook variants may be found with goose-head hooks, inspired by the belt hooks of the Warring States period, and horse-head hooks.The world knew about Hailie as Eminem’s muse and she was featured in some of his songs, but she led a relatively private life.
While there are belt hooks which date to the Yuan period, the great period of jade belt hook production was during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Mathers, on his part, tried not to talk much about his daughter in interviews.
He was once asked about his daughter’s dating life in a radio interview, and it was a question he dreaded to answer.
In his defense, Hailie was only a 14-year-old girl back then.
But it’s obvious he’s just like any dad who is fiercely protective of his little girls.