In China, the chop has the same weight and authority as a signature does in Western culture. The use of a chop, or seal, started thousands of years ago and continues to this day. Chops are commonly seen on Chinese artwork, but they’re also used by everyday people to simply sign their checks or greeting cards. Artists use them not only to sign their work but also as a way to enhance it. A beautifully designed seal in the right place adds a special touch to the image.
Here is a website to show you how to make your own!
My daughter gave me this chop made in Taiwan many years ago.
There are two in the darling little box…one for me and one for my hubby. They are carved from stone.