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Chinese Arts and Crafts

It is common knowledge that China has a long history and glorious history in both arts and traditional crafts. These are just two of the many jewels in China's over five thousand-year culture. The arts and crafts are not only the embodiment of the people's longing for aesthetic beauty for themselves and as gifts for others, but also great treasures for China and the rest of the world. Many of the master artisans have had their skills handed down via one generation to the next so that only the offspring of such an artisan could learn the necessary skills required. The result being that they are the most valuable treasures both for a family and for the nation.

Of all the Chinese arts and crafts, the most representative are Bronze Vessels, Folk Toys, Embroidery, Calligraphy, Music, Opera, Painting, Cloisonne, Jade, Kites, Lacquer Ware, Paper-Cuttings, Porcelain, Pottery, Seals, and Silk. They are not only a vivid reflection of Chinese culture but also the embodiment of both the Chinese people, and of the nation itself.


ChinesePEARLS   Pearl History in China  As early as 4000 years ago, Chinese people discovered a kind of delicate gem with soft brilliance when searching ocean for food. This is pearl. Since then, countless pearl jewelry and artwork, -----


Chinese Pi Ying Xi
  Chinese Pi Ying Xi, also called leather-silhouette show or shadow play, came into existence almost a thousand years ago. It is said in Yuan Dynasty it once spread to west A---
 


 
Ivory Carving  Coarse tools and ornaments made of beast bones make up some of the most ancient artifacts in history. Nowadays, the carved bone ware is one of the finest type of Chinese traditional arts and crafts. With Chinese , ----

    

 

 

Chinese ShubiShubi is also named as Zhi, including "Shu" (comb) and "Bi"(fine-toothed comb) and was one of eight hair-styles in ancient China. It has a history of more than 1,500 years ---

 
Chinese Brush Writing   Chinese brush can be traced back at least 6,000 years. It represents one of the four treasures of study, which also include paper, ink and ink stone. It was said that the brush was invented ---

 


 



Nut carving:Nut carving, known as Hediao in Chinese, generally refers to two kinds of carvings that respectively use fruit stone (also known as the fruit's pit), like olive or peach stone, and ----


Nianhua (Spring Festival Picture) 
Nianhua is a spSpring Festival, China's most celebrative occasion, begins its annual felicitations with the posting of ---


Chinese wood carving  Introduce the category of the wood carving first. The wood carving category of the our country is numerous, Spread all over in the big river south  ----


Chinese paper-cutPaper-cut is a very distinctive visual art of Chinese handicrafts. It originated from the 6th century when women used to paste golden ---

Chinese Silk China is the first producer of silk in the world: silk production was started in the country circa 4,500 years ago. And today,---


Chinese Jade CultureIn Chinese, "jade" (yu) refers to a fine, beautiful stone with a warm color and rich luster, that is skillfully and delicately ,----


Classical Chinese furniture   Classical Chinese furniture developed from ancient times. The change of the habit of kneeling or sitting cross--legged ---


Seal Engraving Visitors to China maybe amazed at the many souvenir shops where the service of "Seal Engraving" is readily available. ---

Chinese Batik Art Batik is a traditional folk craftwork that has been handed down from generation to generation .,----


Chinese Knot   Traditional chinese decoration knots, also known as Chinese Knots, are typical local arts of China. This hand-tied knot,


Chinese Fans Art In China's big cities, you now rarely see anyone using a traditional fan to keep cool.At home,Fans seem to have given  ---


Chinese paper-cut   Paper-cut is a very distinctive visual art of Chinese handicrafts. It originated from the 6th century when women used to--


wheat skeleton picture
The wheat stalk handicraft picture is by Mai Ganwei the raw material, the needed materials security environmental prot----


theatrical mask
  The theatrical mask of Chinese traditional drama is a kind of program that the actor face makes up.Generally applied be in two cle----


The Imitation Terracotta Warriors Tourist Souvenirs Being one of the cradles of ancient Chinese civilization, Shaanxi is also r----


China's interior paintings  form that is very special to China. With a special paintbrush at a 90-degree angle used to paint inside glass or crystal objects---


traditional Chinese landscape painting Chinese traditional painting dates back to the Neolithic Period about six thousand years ago. The coloured pottery with painted animals,---


,Lanterns Galore   Lanterns (deng in Chinese) are a special handicraft of Chinese tradition. Fancy lanterns are widely used as decorations in the country during festivals and----



The Chinese Traditional Art of Lacquer Lacquer is a natural substance obtained from the lacquer tree which has its home in China, a country still leading the world in lacquer ---



The Art of Chinese ceramics Porcelain, also called 'fine china', featuring its delicate texture, pleasing color, and refined sculpture,


  Cloisonne Cloisonne is a unique art form that originated in Beijing during the Yuan Dynasty (1271 - 1368). ----


The Art of Chinese Bronzes:The art of China's earliest dynastic periods, often called the First Bronze Age, ---

 

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