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Potted Landscape

Chinese potted landscapes have been famous for centuries and often described as ``soundless poetry``. ``stereoscopic painting``. or ``living sculpture``. In a pot no larger than a wash basin. the ingenious craftsmen create a miniature repr...

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The Four Treasures

The Four Treasures of The Study Writing Brush . Ink-Stick . Paper Inkstone Among the various tools of calligraphy. writing brush is peculiar to China. The brushes are varied. and white goat`s hair. black rabbit`s hair and yellow weasel`s h...

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Chinese Fans

Chinese Fans No one knows exactly how fans in China were invented. The invention or rather the discovery of the fanning function could have been as accidental as follows: a primitive man irritated with lots of flies and mosquitoes. picks u...

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Ethnic Arts and Crafts

Ethnic Arts and Crafts article selected from Travel China weekly Uygur Rugs Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has a 2.000-year history of rug production. and Uygur rugs enjoy a good reputation on the global market. They have been collected...

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Paper Cutting

Paper Cutting One of China`s most popular folkarts is papercutting. Archaeological finds trace the tradition back to the 6th century; it is supposed that the beginnings of papercutting were even a few centuries earlier. Papercuttings are u...

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The History of Engraving in China

The History of Engraving in China article selected from Travel China weekly Engraving occupies an important position in Chinese fine arts and has a unique charm. With a history of 1.000 odd years. this ancient art has formed a classical ye...

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Shadow Show

based on material offered by Mr.Du Feibao The shadow show or leather silhouette play is a type of drama which has its roots in China. Legend has it that Emperor Wudi (156-87 B.C.) of the Western Han was depressed with the death of his favo...

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Jade Carving

based on material offered by Mr.Du Feibao Jade is loosely understood in China as the collective name for most precious stones. and jade carving in this sense constitutes an important part of Chinese arts and crafts. The love of jade ware....

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umbrella

based on material offered by Mr.Du Feibao China is believed to be the home of umbrellas. which are still universally used in the country. The earliest umbrellas are known to have existed at least two thousand years ago and were made of sil...

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Lacquerware

Lacquer is a natural substance obtained from the lacquer tree which has its home in China. a country still leading the world in lacquer resources. Much of the country is suitable for growing the tree. but most of the output comes from five...

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