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  • Jin Tai Lan
    Jing Tai Lan, the Sparkling Treasure Jing Tai Lan (the Chinese for cloisonné) is a unique form of art with the combination of sculpture, painting, copper smithing and porcelain making. “Jing Tai” being the name of a Ming Dynasty emperor during whose reign mass production of such articles began. And “Lan” means blue, which is the ... Read more>>
  • Traditional Chinese Painting
    Traditional Chinese Painting The Origins of Chinese Painting With a history of over 6000 years, Chinese Painting blossomed around 221 BC during the Eastern Jin Dynasty, when it was pursued by the wealth people who had plenty of spare time. Then, Chinese Painting became popular around 581 AD since more and more people began t... Read more>>
  • Chinese Kites
    Chinese Kites, Carriers of Auspiciousness China is universally acknowledged as the birthplace of kites, which can be dated back to the Spring and Autumn Period over 2,000 years ago. Legend has it that the earliest kite was a wooden bird made by the ancient philosopher Mozi. Later, his disciple Lu Ban made some improvement on the wooden kit... Read more>>
  • Peach Pit Carving
    Peach Pit Carving, the Miniature Folk Practice in China How small can woodworking get? Well, it can’t get much smaller than pit carving. The miniature folk practice of pit carving has been done for centuries, can be done in different ways, and includes a variety of subjects. Peach pit is most commonly seen. The practice of peach pit carving probably ... Read more>>
  • Chinese Silk
    Silk Kingdom Several thousand years ago, when the silk trade first reached Europe via the Silk Road, it brought with it not target="_blank" title="China">China throughout the millennia, as China is the birthplace of sericulture. Raising silkworms and reeling the silk from their cocoons was ancient China's great... Read more>>
  • Paper Cut
    Paper-Cut, Blessings Under the Scissors The paper-cut is one of China's most popular and characteristic folk arts. It takes paper as the material and scissors or engraving knives as the tool. In Chinese culture paper-cuts symbolize the idea of blessedness, luck and fortune. The tradition can be traced back to the 6th century. In the pa... Read more>>
  • Hair Embroidery
    Hair Embroidery Hailed as a "unique skill of the world", hair embroidery is one of the gems of Chinese embroidery art, together with Su embroidery, Xiang embroidery, Yue embroidery and Shu embroidery. As the name indicates, hair embroidery refers to embroidery where human hair is used as a thread instead of other... Read more>>
  • Peking Opera
    Facial Makeup in Peking Opera Among all Chinese traditional operas, types of facial makeup in Peking Opera have developed into the most systematic and mature one. types of facial makeup in Peking Opera is featured by painting brows, eyelids and jowls in various patterns such as bat, swallow wing and butterfly wing. According ... Read more>>
  • Butter Sculpture
    Butter Sculpture Offerings molded from butter, or butter sculptures, are central to spiritual development in Tibetan Buddhism. As a unique sculptural art in Tibetan culture, the art has an origin in the area's indigenous Bon religion and is considered an exotic treasure of Tibetan art. Origin of butter sculptures... Read more>>
  • Sugar Painting
    A Sweet Art, Sugar Painting In Sichuan Province of southwestern China, it is usual to see some folk artists producing sugar paintings along the streets, in the parks, and around the schools. The artist uses the bronze spoon and shovel as the tool, and the slab of marble as the “paper”. The liquid brown sugar or white sugar ... Read more>>
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