Crafts And Products

China boasts a wide variety of arts and crafts known for intricate pattern, excellent craftsmanship and rich cultural connotations. With the evolvement of thousands of years, many traditional crafts have been handed down to the present day and serve as the embodiment of Chinese people’s aesthetic value and auspicious wishes. The making of traditional crafts involves the use of special materials, elaborate design and excellent workmanship to produce works with elegance and meaning. For some master artisans, making sure that his or her skills are conserved within the family is very important, so only the offspring of the artisan could learn the required skills.

 Chinese traditional crafts are multiform. Here we introduce some of the most popular ones in China. They are not only a vivid reflection of Chinese culture, but also the embodiment of the country and its people.

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paper cutting

Introduction Chinese paper cutting, or Jian Zhi in Chinese pinyin, is a traditional Chinese art form that has been practiced since at least the 6th century BC. It is one of the most popular decorativ...Read More

Chinese Knots

Introduction Chinese Knot is a traditional decorative handicraft with a long history and profound cultural connotations. Totally hand-made, a Chinese knot is made by a string or several strings tangl...Read More

Chinese Porcelains

Largely regarded as the home of the art of porcelain, China has been making great contributions to the development and evolution of porcelains in the world for centuries.Read More

Chinese Kites

Invented by the ancient Chinese people, kites have a long history that dates back over 2,000 years. According to legend, the first kite was made by a philosopher Mo Di in the Warring States Period (475 B.C.-221 B.C.) out of wood, and it was initially used for military purposes in order to measure wind direction and send important messages.Read More

Embroidery

As one of the most traditional Chinese folk arts, embroidery is a generic term for different kinds of patterns decorated on fabrics with needle and yarn, and sometimes with pearls and beads incorporated in the designs as well.Read More

New Year painting

New Year painting product of Chinese folk art used to express people’s thoughts and feelings as well as their best wishes for a better life. Its function has evolved from being used for nature worship and God worship to exorcising evil spirits, praying for happiness, and beautifying the environment.Read More

Nanjing Brocade

As an outstanding representative of ancient Chinese culture, Nanjing Brocade is considered one of the four famous Chinese brocades together with Song Brocade from Suzhou, Shu Brocade from the Sichuan Province, and Zhuang Brocade from the Guangxi Province.Read More

Clay sculptures

Clay sculptures are an ancient form of folk art that uses clay as raw materials. The clay tends to be soft, fine, smooth, and highly malleable, with which the Chinese people use to create different ki...Read More

Batik

Batik is one of the 3 ancient textile-printing techniques in China together with tie-dye and stencil printing, where melted wax (usually beeswax and paraffin wax) is applied to cloth before the cloth is dipped into dyes during the batik process.Read More

Silver ornaments

Silver ornaments are favored by many of China’s ethnic minority groups, especially by the Miao community. They often functioned in history as tangible examples of multi-cultural communication, and the main materials were silver coins and silver ingots.Read More

 

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