AsianInfo.org supports I.C.E.Y. - H.O.P.E. (non-profit org)
(International Cooperation of Environmental Youth - Helping Our Polluted Earth) Any advertisement you view helps save the environment!  Thanks!

 

Countries / Regions


Viewer's Corner

 
Publish your story on AsianInfo.org - Personal experiences, opinions, articles, or any information related to Asia.  More Info...

 

Asianinfo Photo Gallery
Photos of Asia now available for purchase 

FREE Photos available!

IMG_0122 copy.JPG (69431 bytes)
Korea

Thailand

Indonesia


Malaysia

Hong Kong


Singapore

Japan

Shanghai


USA


Israel

 
 

 

 

 China's Main Page / Taiwan's Main Page

Chinese Arts and Crafts

HKJadeboat.JPG (149834 bytes)

China has as wide variety of arts and crafts with exquisite workmanship.  They can be classified into special folk types.  Special arts and crafts, such as ivory carving, jade carving and Shousan stone carving use precious or special materials, and undergo elaborate designing and processing.  They are elegant and expensive.

In technique, Chinese folk arts fall into the categories of cutting, bundling, plaiting, knitting, embroidering, carving, molding and painting.  Cutting includes paper cuts, paper engravings, 
paper cut silhouettes, paper folding, paper sculpture, and leather-silhouettes, all of which evolved from paper cuts.  Bundling includes kites and colored lanterns bundled up with paper, silk or bamboo.  Plaiting, a popular folk art, includes various straw or thread plaited articles.

The products include cloth tigers, cool pillows, cushions, tiny fragrant bags, colored silk balls, shoe-pads, and velvet flowers and birds.  Knitting, including wax printing, bandhnu, color printing, drawn work and flower knitting, is created by weaving, knitting or stitching.  Embroidering includes picture weaving in silk, printing and dyeing.

China's four famous styles of embroidery are those of Suzhou, Hunan, Guangdon and Sichuan.  Carving includes art depictions of various shapes, such as masks, puppet heads, figures, animals and flowers, which are created with bamboo, wood, jade or horn.  Molding includes dough modeling, clay sculpture, frozen butter sculpture and pottery sculpture.  The products serve not only as ornaments, but also as children's toys.  Painting involves such techniques as hand painting, incision, patchwork, and pyrograph, each having a style of its own.

China is the home of chinaware, porcelain being produced in both the south and north.  Famous porcelain-making centers are Jindezhen in Jiangxi Province and Liling in Hunan Province in the south and Tangshan and Handan in Hebei Province and Zibo in Shandong Province.  The long-lost techniques of the celebrated ancient porcelain kilns such as Longquan, Jun, Ru, Guan, Cizhou and Yaozhou have now been recovered, "like old trees putting forth new blossoms" as the saying goes.  The purplish brown sandy potteries of Yixing, the noted pottery center in Jiangsu Province, are much sought after for their classic elegance and splendid luster.  

Other Related Sites...


 

AsianInfo.org supports I.C.E.Y. - H.O.P.E. (non-profit org)
(International Cooperation of Environmental Youth - Helping Our Polluted Earth) Any advertisement you view helps save the environment!  Thanks!

 

 
 
 
Cheap Airline Tickets

Discount Hotels

Rental Car Deals

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Disclaimer:  AsianInfo.org does not guarantee the complete accuracy of the information provided on this site or links.  Do your own research and get a professional's opinion before adhering to advice or information contained herein.  Use of the information contained herein provided by AsianInfo.org and any mistakes contained within are at the individual risk of the user. 

(We do not provide links to, or knowingly promote, any violent or pornographic sites.)


Suggestions  |  Organization Info  |  Become a Sponsor Privacy Statement

 Copyright 2010 AsianInfo.org - All Rights Reserved.- Copyright Policy