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Chinese Handicraft

Chinese Handicraft

Some one said the handicrafts are productions of the culture. You can find a legend, an ancient story, a life attitude even the social trend in a folk handicraft. The handicraft industry at its very beginning marked the civilization, then kept evolving and finally appears gorgeous today.

Chinese handicrafts can be taken as one of the best cultural productions created by this innovative notion. There are countless artisans contribute themselves to this art field. You may think the norm abstract, intricate, or mysterious, but when you see close to some works, you would feel an undercurrent of power flowing in them.

Chinese people created brilliant handicrafts when they conquered the nature in more than thousands years. These multiform artworks are with the same age of Chinese history which is more than 5,000 years. It is the crystal of Chinese wisdom. In this vast land, various kinds of handicrafts tell people different regional legends as well as the unique culture only existed in China.

Chinese Battik

Batik is one of ancient traditional printing and dyeing techniques among Chinese ethnic minorities. Battik, tie-dye, and stencil printing are regarded as the top three printing and dyeing techniques in China. The Maio people and Buyi people in Yunnan...

Chinese Knot

Chinese Knot(Chinese:中国结) is a decorative handicraft that began as a folk art in Tang and Song Dynasties, and became popular in Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is distinctive for its complicated pattern woven separately from one piece of thread...

Clay Figurine Zhang

Tianjin Clay Figurines Zhang is a school of clay figurine in Northern China, which was initiated by Zhang Mingshan in the late Qing Dynasty. It’s a kind of painted sculpture made of clay. As a traditional Chinese art, the Clay figurine Zhang ev...

Chinese Cloisonne

Cloisonné, also called copper padding thread weaving enamel, is a kind of traditional enamelware and one of the most famous metal handicraft of ancient China, known as ‘Jingtai Blue' in China. The earliest written record of cloisonne yet...

Chinese Embroidery

Chinese embroidery is one of the traditional Chinese handicrafts. The handicraft is that girls use the needle threaded colorful strands thread exquisite patterns and characters on cloth. Chinese embroidery has a long history in China. In ancient time...

Chinese Fan

China has its profound fan culture, which has the close relationship with the bamboo culture and Buddhism. It is hard to say the exact time that fans had became popular in Chinese history. Fan in Chinese culture is an art work combined the Chinese ca...

Chinese Jade Ware

For thousands of years, the carving of jade has been an intrinsic part of Chinese culture. The history of jade in China can be dated back to Shang Dynasty (16th century – 1066 BC) when jade was used as a medium of exchange. History developme...

Chinese Kite

Kite is a symbol of the Chinese handicraft. Flying a kite is a very popular activity in all generations in China. It is easy to find the scene that when in the holidays, there are large numbers of people gathering to the squares and holding lines to ...

Chinese Lacquerware

Lacquer ware refers to using lacquer to paint on the surface of wares or artwork. Lacquer ware is a special product of China. Raw lacquer is natural liquid cut from lacquer tree, which consists of laccol, laccase, gumminess and water. Using lacquer a...

Chinese Lantern

As one of traditional Chinese handicrafts, once you see the Chinese lantern, you will know it is a symbol of China. The fascinating and warm light provided by a Chinese lantern will make you understand why they're so popular and well known. &n...

Chinese Paper Cutting

Chinese paper cutting is one of the oldest handicrafts in China, and it’s a hollow-out art. The content varies from the animals and plants to the vividly daily life scenes. Some of them even are created into a series to telling you an interesti...

Chinese Porcelain

China is the first nation to manufacture true porcelain in the world, as suggested by its name, china. Nowadays, Chinese porcelain is regarded as one of the most important inventions in Chinese history, apart from the ‘Four Great Inventions&rsq...

Chinese Silk

Silk is one of the symbols of Chinese civilization, and it has a pivotal position in the fields of ancient Chinese trade, national politics, economy, and culture. China was once known as the "Silk Country" because of its abundance of silk.&...

Chinese Stone Lion

Stone lion is carved out of stone, which is the common ornament in Chinese traditional architecture, such as imperial palace, temple, Buddha pagoda, bridge, mausoleum, mansion, gardens and so on. Lion indicates safety and luck in China. There is a ri...

Tang Tri-colored Glazed Potteries

Tang tri-colored glazed potteries, known as a shining treasure among ancient Chinese pottery, originated in Tang Dynasty (618AD —907AD). People have found a variety of tri-colored glazed figurines in many tombs of the Tang Dynasty, the most pop...

Chinese Wood Carving

Wood carving is a branch of carving. As one of China’s traditional folk handicraft, it can be generally divided into three-dimensional carving, root carving, and relief. China has a time-honored history of wood carving. It originated in Neolith...

Chinese ceramics

Chinese ceramics is one of the most important forms of ancient Chinese art and urges the continuous development of global ceramics. Chinese ceramics is the general term of the items made by clay, porcelain stone, kaoline, feldspar and quartz, after b...