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Horsetail Embroidery of the Shui Minority

The horsetail is definitely one of the important materials used in Horsetail Embroidery by the Shui people. The precise history has no written proof, however, this handicraft has been inherited for

Coiled Embroidery of the Tu Minority

A unique traditional ethnic art of embroidery of the Tu Minority, which embodies profound cultural connotations of the Tu people. The exquisite Coiled Embroidery has already existed over one thousa

Birch Bark Handicrafts

Birch Bark Handicrafts, which has strong ethnic and regional flavors, are widely popular in the Heilongjiang River Basin, as well as Oroqen Autonomous Banner, Evenk Autonomous Banner, Morin Dawa Da

Wuhu Iron Picture

The precise history of Wuhu Iron Picture has no written evidence, but this advanced iron metallurgical industry should exist no less than 300 years, as an old Chinese saying says "The iron will bec

Grandpa Rabbit

Known as "Tu Yer" in Chinese, Grandpa Rabbit is a clay rabbit figurine modeled from the Jade Rabbit pounding medicine in the Guanghan Palace on the moon. Since ancient times, it has already been a

SheepSkin Raft on the Yellow River

As it is only used on the Yellow River inside Qinghai, Gansu and Ningxia provinces, the Sheepskin Raft is also called Yellow River Sheepskin Raft. The history of Sheepskin Raft in China could date

Thangka Paintings in Yonghegong Lama Temple

Thangka means the scroll painting mounted with colorful satins and fabrics in Tibetan word. Most of these paintings are religious scroll paintings on the Tibetan gods hung in the hall or temple for

Xylographic Techniques

Integrating engraving, painting and printing, Xylographic Techniques presents brushwork and ink rhymes according to the principle of water-ink permeation, a replication technique peculiar to China.

Laquering and Decorating Craft for Pingyao Buffed Lacquer

As one of the four famous lacquers in China(gold lacquer in Beijing, bodiless lacquer in Fujian, spotted lacquer in Yangzhou and color-painted lacquer in Pingyao), Pingyao buffed lacquer, which was

Ash Dusting New Year Prints in Gaomi

As one kind of folk new year prints in China, Ash dusting new year prints in Gaomi came out in the Chenghua Period (1467-1487) during the Ming Dynasty and became popular in the Qing Dynasty. Beside

Xichu New Year Paintings

New Year Paintings, which are wood engraving pictures, is used by people during the Spring Festival for seeking good luck and ward off evil spirits. Among the wide varitet of New Year paintings, th

Wunijing Cotton Textile Weaving Techiniques

Originated from the weaving skills that Huang Daopo brought back from Yazhou, Wunijing Cotton Textile Weaving Techiniques can date back to late Song Dynasty and the early Yuan dynasty. At that time

Bamboo Carving

Till the mid Ming Dynasty, the Bamboo Carving became an independent art form. Meanwhile, as bamboo has the cultural connotations of moral integrity, seclusion and man of honor which was consistent

Zhangzhou Puppet Head Carving

A very special and delicate workmanship of props making for puppet show. As one of the distinctive folk arts and crafts in Zhengzhou, it has already spread to Xiamen, Quanzhou and their surrounding

Three Types of Huizhou Carving

In the ancient times, Huizhou only refers to the Huangshan City in Anhui Province and Wuyuan County in Jiangxi Province. The Huizhou Carving was the decorative carvings in the constructions of anci

Forging Techniques of Gold Foil in Nanjing

In the area of Longtan Garden in Qixia District, the skills of forging gold into thin foils and the handcraft of "forging foils and producing threads" has been passed down from generation to genera

Bark Cloth Manufacturing Process of Li Minority

Bark Cloth is a kind of non-woven fabric, which is processed and made from barks by beating. For before using flax or bombax cotton,ancient people of Li Minority experienced a long history of "no-w

Manufacturing Techniques of Liuyang Fireworks and Firecrachers

As a world-known special traditional product and a major export product of Hunan Province, Liuyang fireworks and firecrackers
has already been linked closely to ancient Chinese custom, and gav

Bai Nationality Embroidery and Dyeing Skill

Known as "skein tie" in the ancient time, embroidery and dyeing skill is a kind of old textile dyeing workmanship in China. It is mainly produced in Dali and also most of the dyers are the Bai peop

Forging Technology of Silver Ornaments of Miao Minority

Every person of Miao minority has several gorgeous silver ornaments since her birth. Besides, there are large number of types of ornaments from the head to the feet, such as the head wear, facial o

Qingyang Sachet

Located at the easternmost of Gansu Province, the intersection of three provinces: Shaanxi, Gansu and Ningxia, Qingyang City is an ancient town have many specialities. Among them, Qingyang Sachet i

Broadsword Forging Technique of the Baoan Minority

Similar as Tibetan Swords, the Baoan broadsword is also a traditional handicraft, which belongs to the Baoan minority. For a long time, this one is the only way on which the baoan people lived. Now

Bangdian and Kadian Weaving Craft

Apron and carpet have always been the most famous weaving products among the products of the craft in Tibet in the long history. "bangdian" in Tibetan is the woven woll aprons which is commonly use

Xincheng Bamboo Weaving

Since thousands of years ago in China, people has already known how to make use of bamboo, and also it's true that many places of China are well known for their distinctive bamboo products and bamb

Various Carriers

01.Martial Character in General's Costume with Small Flags Sticking from the Back, Shadow puppet, Height: 38cm, width: 15cm, Xingping County of Shaanxi Province

02.Yaodan, Negative Old Lady

Works of Xu Jian

Graduated from the Department of Stage Design of Shanghai Theatre Academy in 1976, Xu Jian is a stage designer in Shanghai Opera Troupe, still is a member of Watercolor Society of Shanghai Artists

Woodcut

Woodcut in China has a history of over 5,000 years. Woodcut is a relief printing artistic technique that carve an designed image into the surface of a block of wood, it means the printing parts rem

Oil Painting

The first oil paintings came into China with Italian Catholic missionary, Matteo Ricci and others 400 years ago. Then, after Opium War, the exchange between China and other countries became more fr

Thang Ka Paintings

Thang-ka paintings is a kind of scrolled paintings mounted with satin fabric, mainly focus on the images of Buddhas. As Tibetan people are really the most religious believers of Buddha, they mount

Love Embodied in Pounches

Typically, an embroidered pouch consists of two sides, the interior and the exterior, while the mouth is threaded with a silk that it could be tightenedย  and loosened. Besides, there are two ribbo

Lapis Lazuli

With a history of over 2,400 years, the art of Lapis Lazuli was used exclusively by the imperial family. For the reason of requiring the high hierarchy of the users, this kind of art works are seld

Combining education with recreation wisdom in Chinese toys

It is true that toys could help kids have a high wisdom, as well as build the religious beliefs, world view, taste, classical works and local customs to kids. The 'Four Great Classical Chinese Lite

Blessings Under the Sissors

Paper-cut, which is one of the most popular folk arts in China, takes the paper as the material and the scissors or engraving knives as the tool, cutting a large number of interesting patterns with

Big red lanterns

Lanterns is definitely a unique handicraft product of China, and it is truly widely used for decorations in the whole China on some festivals and holidays, wedding and other important celebrations,

Needlecraft Makes a True Lady

Needlecraft or Nvhong in Chinese covers various skills, such as braiding, weaving, clasping, sewing, embroidering, scissoring, tweaking, pasting etc. It is true that every lady have to do the needl

Kites in Beijing

It is said that Flying kite was one of the seasonal customs in the ancient times, at that time, people will firstly know Spring is coming as long as they see the various kites flying up in the sky.

Beans Spill into Arts

Everybody knows that beans could be ate, however, somebody could also use it to create excellent and superb artworks, unbelievable? follow me. Beans painting is a kind of folk art that use beans as

Great Knowledge in Small Feather Dusters

"Tribute Duster of the Cai's in Tianjin", an old folk craft, has a history of over a hundred years and already has been passed on for five generations of Cai Xijiu's family in Tianjin. During the o

Banyao kite in Nantong

Known as "Yaozi" in Nantong, Banyao kite is featured by elegant shape, exquisite craftsmanship and unique acoustic effect. it is very special for it could sing when it is flying up the sky, very di

Calabash Boat of the Li People

Changhua River, which nourishes the Li people living along with its rich water system, is also the only best way to help the ancestors of the Li ethnic group to conquer the harsh natural conditions

Art on Coal

A kind of very special art work in China, which is totally made of Black Coal. Besides, the first China Coal Carving Artworks Exhibition was held in Liupanshui City, Guizhou Province, which is the

The Sugar Figure Blowing Art

As a traditional folk art of China, the Sugar Figure Blowing Art has a long history while it is gradually disppearing in the tide of developing economy in China. It is said that this folk art forme

China Oil Umbrella

Chinese paper umbrella is one of the very few inventions by man which match the perfect marriage of delicacy and sturdiness. The dainty surface, with its paintings of flowers, birds, characters and

Using Sugar to Paint Figures

The sugar painting is a paintings made of sugar, which can not only be eaten but also appreciated. This kind of folk art has been existed in Sichuan Province for over 400 hundred years and widely s

The Glory of Chinese Woolen Carpet

Actually, there were no large carpets,expecially the large woolen carpets before the recent times. Even the rugs used to cover the "Kang" or fire heated brick bed platform typical in North China we

Brocade of Tujia People

Known as "striped cloth" in the general history of the Ming Dynasty, and "brook cloth" and "brook-cave facing" in the Song Dynasty, Tujia brocade is made by waist weaver, and takes yarn as warp and

Huaiyang Clay Dogs

Huaiyang Clay Dogs are a kind of folk clay sculpture at the Taihao temple fair of Huaiyang County in Henan Province. It came into being with the religious sacrifice and the really old folk custom.

Yangzhou Puppet Show

Originated in the Tang Dynasty, grown up in the Song and Prospered in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, Yangzhou Pupper Show is one of the most characteristic and charming arts among the various Chinese

Blue Printed Calico

Blue Printed Calico, which is very popular in the ancient southern hand printed fabric, has elegant simplicity with cultural charm. Blue Calico Blue Grass from Polygonum extract as blue dye, with l

Origin of snuff bottles

Origin of snuff bottles

It's true that snuff first came to China from the West between the end of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the beginning of Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) by

Chinese Cut Silk

Cut Silk refers to silk tapestry with cut styles, and may be a distinctive Chinese ancient silk weaving technique. Tapestry is an art of weaving accomplished on a basic

Gold-Wefted Brocade of Chinese Yuan Dynasty

Gold-Wefted Brocade could be reasonably silk embroidery woven with flat or spherical gold threads and it's regarded a typical representative of the silk weaving craft of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368

Xiao Sang and Her Paper-cut Art

Paper-cut of Xiao Sang preserves the Chinese people art traditions, and utilizes the most effective options of recent art. She uses solely the most effective paper โ€“ "Ya Paper," handmade in her h

Myth Behind Miao Embroidery Cloth

The kind of embroidery used to form these drawings is that the technique known as "Posha". Typically, this can be a way often employed by Miao ladies in regions west of Hunan Province and southeast

Henan Clay Fertility Figures

The people of Nanyang and Zhoukou in Henan Province create rustic-looking colorful clay toys. Children call them clay puppy since most of those molded figures are within the form of a dog or altern

Chinese Clay Figurines

Clay figurines were very fashionable throughout the reign of the Qing and Ming dynasties. A number of the foremost famous items, amongst all, were the Huishan Clay Figurines, created in Wuxi of Jia

Mud Cuckoo

Mud Cuckoo could be a ancient very little clay sculpture and toy in Xunxian. it's gained its name from its 2 main characters. Firstly, it's product of clay. Secondly, it's a sort of whistle. folks

Chinese Mianhua- Art of Flour

Mianhua is a kind of art created with flour. Fermented flour is kneaded into varied shapes like animals, gourds, fruits and flowers, and then steamed and at last colored. A little piece of dough is

Traditional Chinese Dough Figurines

Mianhua is a dough figurine in China. Zhuge Liang created the craft, and was military strategist of the state of Shu within the Year220 to 280. In keeping with a neighborhood legend, he once tried

Chinese Traditional Embroidery Patterns

The traditional Chinese embroidery patterns were fostered on the precise foundation of Chinese culture, with its look and inheritance deeply littered with many factors in Chinese society, similarly

Chinese Song Embroidery

During the Tang and Song Dynasties, Suzhou became the middle for silk production in China. Within the Southern Song Dynasty, workshops were discovered in Suzhou. Song B

Chinese Buddha Instrument-Muyu

Wooden Fish could be a percussion instrument utilized by Buddhist priest to beat rhythm when chanting scriptures.

These are 2 types of picket fish: one is spherical in form with scales carv

The History of Chinese Silk

Silk may be a quite material elaborately product. Products of silk have bright luster and soft touch; silk garments, terribly comfy and soft, and has the perform of adj

The Varieties of Chinese Embroidery

Ancient silk usually gets its name from its frame, line and color. Fashionable silk continues to use recent names, like Zhou, Ling, Ti and Juan. However there are some loan words, like georgette, t

Chinese Traditional Shoes

China has various customs and designs as regards its ancient culture on dress, and also the abundance and diversity of Chinese footwear justifies its being singled out from alternative things of at

The Development of Chinese Embroidery

The Chinese word for embroidery is xiu, a picture or embroidery of five colors, implying beauty and elegance. For example, the Chinese name for "Splendid China" in Shenzhen, Guangdong was "Jin Xiu

Lacquer Comb in Chinese Han Dynasty

As one of theย  indispensable tools in daily life, the comb used to be a daily article for women of the rich people and authority class. They are simply decorated. sometimes, laquare are used to de

Tuiguang Lacquer Wear

Pingyao is a ancient town with a long history in Shanxi Province. Despite the turmoil within the changing dynasties, it's remained a county seat with the foremost complete options of the Ming and Q

Datong Copper Hotpot

Datong in Shanxi Province isn't solely a famous cultural town with an extended history however additionally one among the famous producers of people copperware. In history is that the saying: "Wors

Chinese Ancient Coins

China was one amongst the primary countries within the world to use coins. Solid bronze coins were the most kinds of coins employed in ancient China. spherical coins with holes outdated all pre-Qin

Cross-stitch Embroidery

Cross-stitching, a sort of embroidery, involves stitching one cross when another onto a cloth grid to make completely different patterns. Cross-stitching is an embroidery style in southern Shaanxi

Suzhou Silk

China is that the birthplace of silk, and still produces a number of the best silk within the world. In all of China the simplest place to find the marvel of silk is that the town of Suzhou. Thereโ

Chinese Lanterns

Lantern may be a special handicraft of Chinese tradition. Fancy lanterns are widely used as decorations within the country throughout festivals and holidays, on weddings and alternative celebration

Hair Embroidery

ย Hair embroidery is one of the five main styles of embroidery, namely, the Su embroidery in Jiangsu, the Xiang embroidery in Hunan, the Yue embroidery in Guangdong, and the Shu embroidery in Sichu

Tapestry Weaving

Kesi is totally different from embroidery however rather just like the creating of tapestry.

It is done on a wood handloom with raw silk because the warp and boiled-off silk because the wef

Opera Facial Mask

Originating from totem in ancient times, opera facial make-up develops into facial paintings in the period of Song and Yuan Dynasties. Eventually it takes the shape in the period of the Ming and Qi

Chinese Knot and Its Connotations

As an embodiment of the craftwork and wisdom of ancient Chinese civilization, Chinese knots are made by winding red cord to express blessings. It is metaphorically used to refer to man's multiplica

Chinese Traditional Whistles

The whistle may be manufactured from porcelain or pottery. The sounding toy not solely provides a visible sense of beauty to youngsters, however additionally excites them with high-pitched sounds.

Suzhou Fans

Su Shan literally means fans in Suzhou styles, including folding fans, round fans and sandalwood fans. The Suzhou fans are so beautifully made that they are called "Elegant Fans".

Folding f

Wuxi Clay Figures

The techniques for creating and decorating the Wuxi Clay figurines developed among the folks, and these ancient designs and techniques are still used these days. The themes and decoration of the ti

The Patchwork Art of West China

The patchwork could be an ancient folk art during which a painting is made with cotton cloth and threads by hand stitching.

The embryonic style of the patchwork originated from the needlewo

Tujia People and Xilan Kabu

"Tujiaโ€ is one of the most important minority teams in China living deep within the remote, mountainous region on the borders of Hunan, Hubei and Sichuan provinces. People of the Tujia ethnic min

Life and Propagation in Chinese Folk Handicraft

Chinese ancestor's philosophical conclusion was to "look at oneself up shut and alternative creatures from afar. Chinese folks art and Chinese philosophy are unified within the belief that yin-yang

The Embroidery of Miao People

Embroidery skills are commonly employed in Miao people's life. From teenage ladies to recent girls graying at the temples, virtually each girl is nice at embroidering. The garments, trousers, skirt

Opera Masks

Originating from totem in ancient times, opera facial make-up develops into facial paintings in the period of Song and Yuan Dynasties. Eventually it takes the shape in the period of the Ming and Qi

Hair embroidery

Hair embroidery is one of the five main styles of embroidery, namely, the Su embroidery in Jiangsu, the Xiang embroidery in Hunan, the Yue embroidery in Guangdong, and the Shu embroidery in Sichuan

Folding Fans

Su Shan literally means fans in Suzhou styles, including folding fans, round fans and sandalwood fans. The Suzhou fans are so beautifully made that they are called "Elegant Fans".

Folding f

Chinese knots

As an embodiment of the craftwork and wisdom of ancient Chinese civilization, Chinese knots are made by winding red cord to express blessings. It is metaphorically used to refer to man's multiplica

Horsetail Embroidery of the Shui Minority

The horsetail is definitely one of the important materials used in Horsetail Embroidery by the Shui people. The precise history has no written proof, however, this handicraft has been inherited for

Coiled Embroidery of the Tu Minority

A unique traditional ethnic art of embroidery of the Tu Minority, which embodies profound cultural connotations of the Tu people. The exquisite Coiled Embroidery has already existed over one thousa

Birch Bark Handicrafts

Birch Bark Handicrafts, which has strong ethnic and regional flavors, are widely popular in the Heilongjiang River Basin, as well as Oroqen Autonomous Banner, Evenk Autonomous Banner, Morin Dawa Da

Wuhu Iron Picture

The precise history of Wuhu Iron Picture has no written evidence, but this advanced iron metallurgical industry should exist no less than 300 years, as an old Chinese saying says "The iron will bec

Grandpa Rabbit

Known as "Tu Yer" in Chinese, Grandpa Rabbit is a clay rabbit figurine modeled from the Jade Rabbit pounding medicine in the Guanghan Palace on the moon. Since ancient times, it has already been a

SheepSkin Raft on the Yellow River

As it is only used on the Yellow River inside Qinghai, Gansu and Ningxia provinces, the Sheepskin Raft is also called Yellow River Sheepskin Raft. The history of Sheepskin Raft in China could date

Thangka Paintings in Yonghegong Lama Temple

Thangka means the scroll painting mounted with colorful satins and fabrics in Tibetan word. Most of these paintings are religious scroll paintings on the Tibetan gods hung in the hall or temple for

Xylographic Techniques

Integrating engraving, painting and printing, Xylographic Techniques presents brushwork and ink rhymes according to the principle of water-ink permeation, a replication technique peculiar to China.

Laquering and Decorating Craft for Pingyao Buffed Lacquer

As one of the four famous lacquers in China(gold lacquer in Beijing, bodiless lacquer in Fujian, spotted lacquer in Yangzhou and color-painted lacquer in Pingyao), Pingyao buffed lacquer, which was

Ash Dusting New Year Prints in Gaomi

As one kind of folk new year prints in China, Ash dusting new year prints in Gaomi came out in the Chenghua Period (1467-1487) during the Ming Dynasty and became popular in the Qing Dynasty. Beside

Xichu New Year Paintings

New Year Paintings, which are wood engraving pictures, is used by people during the Spring Festival for seeking good luck and ward off evil spirits. Among the wide varitet of New Year paintings, th

Wunijing Cotton Textile Weaving Techiniques

Originated from the weaving skills that Huang Daopo brought back from Yazhou, Wunijing Cotton Textile Weaving Techiniques can date back to late Song Dynasty and the early Yuan dynasty. At that time

Bamboo Carving

Till the mid Ming Dynasty, the Bamboo Carving became an independent art form. Meanwhile, as bamboo has the cultural connotations of moral integrity, seclusion and man of honor which was consistent

Zhangzhou Puppet Head Carving

A very special and delicate workmanship of props making for puppet show. As one of the distinctive folk arts and crafts in Zhengzhou, it has already spread to Xiamen, Quanzhou and their surrounding

Three Types of Huizhou Carving

In the ancient times, Huizhou only refers to the Huangshan City in Anhui Province and Wuyuan County in Jiangxi Province. The Huizhou Carving was the decorative carvings in the constructions of anci

Forging Techniques of Gold Foil in Nanjing

In the area of Longtan Garden in Qixia District, the skills of forging gold into thin foils and the handcraft of "forging foils and producing threads" has been passed down from generation to genera

Bark Cloth Manufacturing Process of Li Minority

Bark Cloth is a kind of non-woven fabric, which is processed and made from barks by beating. For before using flax or bombax cotton,ancient people of Li Minority experienced a long history of "no-w

Manufacturing Techniques of Liuyang Fireworks and Firecrachers

As a world-known special traditional product and a major export product of Hunan Province, Liuyang fireworks and firecrackers
has already been linked closely to ancient Chinese custom, and gav

Bai Nationality Embroidery and Dyeing Skill

Known as "skein tie" in the ancient time, embroidery and dyeing skill is a kind of old textile dyeing workmanship in China. It is mainly produced in Dali and also most of the dyers are the Bai peop

Forging Technology of Silver Ornaments of Miao Minority

Every person of Miao minority has several gorgeous silver ornaments since her birth. Besides, there are large number of types of ornaments from the head to the feet, such as the head wear, facial o

Qingyang Sachet

Located at the easternmost of Gansu Province, the intersection of three provinces: Shaanxi, Gansu and Ningxia, Qingyang City is an ancient town have many specialities. Among them, Qingyang Sachet i

Broadsword Forging Technique of the Baoan Minority

Similar as Tibetan Swords, the Baoan broadsword is also a traditional handicraft, which belongs to the Baoan minority. For a long time, this one is the only way on which the baoan people lived. Now

Bangdian and Kadian Weaving Craft

Apron and carpet have always been the most famous weaving products among the products of the craft in Tibet in the long history. "bangdian" in Tibetan is the woven woll aprons which is commonly use

Xincheng Bamboo Weaving

Since thousands of years ago in China, people has already known how to make use of bamboo, and also it's true that many places of China are well known for their distinctive bamboo products and bamb

Various Carriers

01.Martial Character in General's Costume with Small Flags Sticking from the Back, Shadow puppet, Height: 38cm, width: 15cm, Xingping County of Shaanxi Province

02.Yaodan, Negative Old Lady

Works of Xu Jian

Graduated from the Department of Stage Design of Shanghai Theatre Academy in 1976, Xu Jian is a stage designer in Shanghai Opera Troupe, still is a member of Watercolor Society of Shanghai Artists

Woodcut

Woodcut in China has a history of over 5,000 years. Woodcut is a relief printing artistic technique that carve an designed image into the surface of a block of wood, it means the printing parts rem

Oil Painting

The first oil paintings came into China with Italian Catholic missionary, Matteo Ricci and others 400 years ago. Then, after Opium War, the exchange between China and other countries became more fr

Thang Ka Paintings

Thang-ka paintings is a kind of scrolled paintings mounted with satin fabric, mainly focus on the images of Buddhas. As Tibetan people are really the most religious believers of Buddha, they mount

Love Embodied in Pounches

Typically, an embroidered pouch consists of two sides, the interior and the exterior, while the mouth is threaded with a silk that it could be tightenedย  and loosened. Besides, there are two ribbo

Lapis Lazuli

With a history of over 2,400 years, the art of Lapis Lazuli was used exclusively by the imperial family. For the reason of requiring the high hierarchy of the users, this kind of art works are seld

Combining education with recreation wisdom in Chinese toys

It is true that toys could help kids have a high wisdom, as well as build the religious beliefs, world view, taste, classical works and local customs to kids. The 'Four Great Classical Chinese Lite

Blessings Under the Sissors

Paper-cut, which is one of the most popular folk arts in China, takes the paper as the material and the scissors or engraving knives as the tool, cutting a large number of interesting patterns with

Big red lanterns

Lanterns is definitely a unique handicraft product of China, and it is truly widely used for decorations in the whole China on some festivals and holidays, wedding and other important celebrations,

Needlecraft Makes a True Lady

Needlecraft or Nvhong in Chinese covers various skills, such as braiding, weaving, clasping, sewing, embroidering, scissoring, tweaking, pasting etc. It is true that every lady have to do the needl

Kites in Beijing

It is said that Flying kite was one of the seasonal customs in the ancient times, at that time, people will firstly know Spring is coming as long as they see the various kites flying up in the sky.

Beans Spill into Arts

Everybody knows that beans could be ate, however, somebody could also use it to create excellent and superb artworks, unbelievable? follow me. Beans painting is a kind of folk art that use beans as

Great Knowledge in Small Feather Dusters

"Tribute Duster of the Cai's in Tianjin", an old folk craft, has a history of over a hundred years and already has been passed on for five generations of Cai Xijiu's family in Tianjin. During the o

Banyao kite in Nantong

Known as "Yaozi" in Nantong, Banyao kite is featured by elegant shape, exquisite craftsmanship and unique acoustic effect. it is very special for it could sing when it is flying up the sky, very di

Calabash Boat of the Li People

Changhua River, which nourishes the Li people living along with its rich water system, is also the only best way to help the ancestors of the Li ethnic group to conquer the harsh natural conditions

Art on Coal

A kind of very special art work in China, which is totally made of Black Coal. Besides, the first China Coal Carving Artworks Exhibition was held in Liupanshui City, Guizhou Province, which is the

The Sugar Figure Blowing Art

As a traditional folk art of China, the Sugar Figure Blowing Art has a long history while it is gradually disppearing in the tide of developing economy in China. It is said that this folk art forme

China Oil Umbrella

Chinese paper umbrella is one of the very few inventions by man which match the perfect marriage of delicacy and sturdiness. The dainty surface, with its paintings of flowers, birds, characters and

Using Sugar to Paint Figures

The sugar painting is a paintings made of sugar, which can not only be eaten but also appreciated. This kind of folk art has been existed in Sichuan Province for over 400 hundred years and widely s

The Glory of Chinese Woolen Carpet

Actually, there were no large carpets,expecially the large woolen carpets before the recent times. Even the rugs used to cover the "Kang" or fire heated brick bed platform typical in North China we

Brocade of Tujia People

Known as "striped cloth" in the general history of the Ming Dynasty, and "brook cloth" and "brook-cave facing" in the Song Dynasty, Tujia brocade is made by waist weaver, and takes yarn as warp and

Huaiyang Clay Dogs

Huaiyang Clay Dogs are a kind of folk clay sculpture at the Taihao temple fair of Huaiyang County in Henan Province. It came into being with the religious sacrifice and the really old folk custom.

Yangzhou Puppet Show

Originated in the Tang Dynasty, grown up in the Song and Prospered in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, Yangzhou Pupper Show is one of the most characteristic and charming arts among the various Chinese

Blue Printed Calico

Blue Printed Calico, which is very popular in the ancient southern hand printed fabric, has elegant simplicity with cultural charm. Blue Calico Blue Grass from Polygonum extract as blue dye, with l

Origin of snuff bottles

Origin of snuff bottles

It's true that snuff first came to China from the West between the end of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the beginning of Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) by

Chinese Cut Silk

Cut Silk refers to silk tapestry with cut styles, and may be a distinctive Chinese ancient silk weaving technique. Tapestry is an art of weaving accomplished on a basic

Gold-Wefted Brocade of Chinese Yuan Dynasty

Gold-Wefted Brocade could be reasonably silk embroidery woven with flat or spherical gold threads and it's regarded a typical representative of the silk weaving craft of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368

Xiao Sang and Her Paper-cut Art

Paper-cut of Xiao Sang preserves the Chinese people art traditions, and utilizes the most effective options of recent art. She uses solely the most effective paper โ€“ "Ya Paper," handmade in her h

Myth Behind Miao Embroidery Cloth

The kind of embroidery used to form these drawings is that the technique known as "Posha". Typically, this can be a way often employed by Miao ladies in regions west of Hunan Province and southeast

Henan Clay Fertility Figures

The people of Nanyang and Zhoukou in Henan Province create rustic-looking colorful clay toys. Children call them clay puppy since most of those molded figures are within the form of a dog or altern

Chinese Clay Figurines

Clay figurines were very fashionable throughout the reign of the Qing and Ming dynasties. A number of the foremost famous items, amongst all, were the Huishan Clay Figurines, created in Wuxi of Jia

Mud Cuckoo

Mud Cuckoo could be a ancient very little clay sculpture and toy in Xunxian. it's gained its name from its 2 main characters. Firstly, it's product of clay. Secondly, it's a sort of whistle. folks

Chinese Mianhua- Art of Flour

Mianhua is a kind of art created with flour. Fermented flour is kneaded into varied shapes like animals, gourds, fruits and flowers, and then steamed and at last colored. A little piece of dough is

Traditional Chinese Dough Figurines

Mianhua is a dough figurine in China. Zhuge Liang created the craft, and was military strategist of the state of Shu within the Year220 to 280. In keeping with a neighborhood legend, he once tried

Chinese Traditional Embroidery Patterns

The traditional Chinese embroidery patterns were fostered on the precise foundation of Chinese culture, with its look and inheritance deeply littered with many factors in Chinese society, similarly

Chinese Song Embroidery

During the Tang and Song Dynasties, Suzhou became the middle for silk production in China. Within the Southern Song Dynasty, workshops were discovered in Suzhou. Song B

Chinese Buddha Instrument-Muyu

Wooden Fish could be a percussion instrument utilized by Buddhist priest to beat rhythm when chanting scriptures.

These are 2 types of picket fish: one is spherical in form with scales carv

The History of Chinese Silk

Silk may be a quite material elaborately product. Products of silk have bright luster and soft touch; silk garments, terribly comfy and soft, and has the perform of adj

The Varieties of Chinese Embroidery

Ancient silk usually gets its name from its frame, line and color. Fashionable silk continues to use recent names, like Zhou, Ling, Ti and Juan. However there are some loan words, like georgette, t

Chinese Traditional Shoes

China has various customs and designs as regards its ancient culture on dress, and also the abundance and diversity of Chinese footwear justifies its being singled out from alternative things of at

The Development of Chinese Embroidery

The Chinese word for embroidery is xiu, a picture or embroidery of five colors, implying beauty and elegance. For example, the Chinese name for "Splendid China" in Shenzhen, Guangdong was "Jin Xiu

Lacquer Comb in Chinese Han Dynasty

As one of theย  indispensable tools in daily life, the comb used to be a daily article for women of the rich people and authority class. They are simply decorated. sometimes, laquare are used to de

Tuiguang Lacquer Wear

Pingyao is a ancient town with a long history in Shanxi Province. Despite the turmoil within the changing dynasties, it's remained a county seat with the foremost complete options of the Ming and Q

Datong Copper Hotpot

Datong in Shanxi Province isn't solely a famous cultural town with an extended history however additionally one among the famous producers of people copperware. In history is that the saying: "Wors

Chinese Ancient Coins

China was one amongst the primary countries within the world to use coins. Solid bronze coins were the most kinds of coins employed in ancient China. spherical coins with holes outdated all pre-Qin

Cross-stitch Embroidery

Cross-stitching, a sort of embroidery, involves stitching one cross when another onto a cloth grid to make completely different patterns. Cross-stitching is an embroidery style in southern Shaanxi

Suzhou Silk

China is that the birthplace of silk, and still produces a number of the best silk within the world. In all of China the simplest place to find the marvel of silk is that the town of Suzhou. Thereโ

Chinese Lanterns

Lantern may be a special handicraft of Chinese tradition. Fancy lanterns are widely used as decorations within the country throughout festivals and holidays, on weddings and alternative celebration

Hair Embroidery

ย Hair embroidery is one of the five main styles of embroidery, namely, the Su embroidery in Jiangsu, the Xiang embroidery in Hunan, the Yue embroidery in Guangdong, and the Shu embroidery in Sichu

Tapestry Weaving

Kesi is totally different from embroidery however rather just like the creating of tapestry.

It is done on a wood handloom with raw silk because the warp and boiled-off silk because the wef

Opera Facial Mask

Originating from totem in ancient times, opera facial make-up develops into facial paintings in the period of Song and Yuan Dynasties. Eventually it takes the shape in the period of the Ming and Qi

Chinese Knot and Its Connotations

As an embodiment of the craftwork and wisdom of ancient Chinese civilization, Chinese knots are made by winding red cord to express blessings. It is metaphorically used to refer to man's multiplica

Chinese Traditional Whistles

The whistle may be manufactured from porcelain or pottery. The sounding toy not solely provides a visible sense of beauty to youngsters, however additionally excites them with high-pitched sounds.

Suzhou Fans

Su Shan literally means fans in Suzhou styles, including folding fans, round fans and sandalwood fans. The Suzhou fans are so beautifully made that they are called "Elegant Fans".

Folding f

Wuxi Clay Figures

The techniques for creating and decorating the Wuxi Clay figurines developed among the folks, and these ancient designs and techniques are still used these days. The themes and decoration of the ti

The Patchwork Art of West China

The patchwork could be an ancient folk art during which a painting is made with cotton cloth and threads by hand stitching.

The embryonic style of the patchwork originated from the needlewo

Tujia People and Xilan Kabu

"Tujiaโ€ is one of the most important minority teams in China living deep within the remote, mountainous region on the borders of Hunan, Hubei and Sichuan provinces. People of the Tujia ethnic min

Life and Propagation in Chinese Folk Handicraft

Chinese ancestor's philosophical conclusion was to "look at oneself up shut and alternative creatures from afar. Chinese folks art and Chinese philosophy are unified within the belief that yin-yang

The Embroidery of Miao People

Embroidery skills are commonly employed in Miao people's life. From teenage ladies to recent girls graying at the temples, virtually each girl is nice at embroidering. The garments, trousers, skirt

Opera Masks

Originating from totem in ancient times, opera facial make-up develops into facial paintings in the period of Song and Yuan Dynasties. Eventually it takes the shape in the period of the Ming and Qi

Hair embroidery

Hair embroidery is one of the five main styles of embroidery, namely, the Su embroidery in Jiangsu, the Xiang embroidery in Hunan, the Yue embroidery in Guangdong, and the Shu embroidery in Sichuan

Folding Fans

Su Shan literally means fans in Suzhou styles, including folding fans, round fans and sandalwood fans. The Suzhou fans are so beautifully made that they are called "Elegant Fans".

Folding f

Chinese knots

As an embodiment of the craftwork and wisdom of ancient Chinese civilization, Chinese knots are made by winding red cord to express blessings. It is metaphorically used to refer to man's multiplica