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China's 10 Important Traditional Handicrafts
- Jan 15, 2018 -

China is an ancient civilization with a history of more than five thousand years. The handicrafts can be described as various categories and are all bright and brilliant. For the traditional Chinese handicraft, each of them is a treasure of Chinese culture. These handicrafts are worthy of our heritage and protection.


Ceramic, clay and clay as raw materials, mixing, molding and other processes. China is one of the first countries to use pottery in the world, and Chinese porcelain is highly respected by the world because of its high practicality and artistry. Now, in the joint efforts of the ceramic handicraft people, many of the lost techniques have been restored.


China and use natural paint is the first country in the world, the earliest lacquer is a wooden bowl found in fetal red lacquer seven thousand years ago, the Hemudu Site ruins, lacquer craft is the pride of the Chinese nation and proud. From ancient times to now, there are many schools of lacquer craft in China. Among them, the Fuzhou lacquer ware is one of the three treasures of Chinese traditional technology, and its technology is worthy of our inheritance.


Wood carving is a sculpture. As early as seven thousand years ago, during the period of Hemudu Site culture, woodcarving fish appeared. In the Tang Dynasty, wood carving technology reached the peak of development. The wood carving technology that has passed through thousands of years still needs young blood to be inherited and protected.


Cloisonne was born in the imperial palace. Because of its popularity in the Ming Dynasty and Jingtai, the production skills were more mature and enamel glaze used mostly in blue, so it was named. Cloisonne twists and turns, in protecting the generation of talented Lin Whei-yin, was able to restore. Now, cloisonne works not only as a "national gift", but also gradually loved by people.


Jade carving is a handicraft carved by jade. It is a unique technology in China. It has a long history and distinctive characteristics of the times. In different dynasties, jade carving has different shapes and characteristics. Jade as the spiritual totem of the Chinese, jade carving technology in the folk development is more extensive, but also better inherit.


Embroidery is the color line with embroidery needle, the design pattern in textile embroidery needle embroidery stitch to form a pattern in the process, China has more than 2000 history. Today, silk crafts made of embroidery skills have become the representative of Chinese traditional handicraft.


China knot is Chinese unique hand woven crafts, from the earliest Paleolithic sew knot, then the development of the Han Dynasty to Chicago chronicle, and has evolved to decorative craft. A small Chinese knot not only embodies the color preference of the Chinese, but also embodies the creativity of the folk artists.


China the earliest paper-cut works is five flower paper cutting in the Northern Dynasties, to the Tang Dynasty paper-cut in a major period of development, but also appeared in the Southern Song Dynasty paper-cut for the occupation of industry artists. Paper-cut is one of the most popular folk handicraft in China, which embodies the history and culture of the Chinese nation for thousands of years.


It was difficult to make glaze in ancient times, making it more precious to see the glaze than the jade. Because of its color cloud Lijiang color quality, crystal clear, so has always belonged to the Royal special glass manufacturing techniques, in the folklore of little. For such precious and on the brink of lost skills, it is more worth protecting and inheriting.


The earliest bamboo weaving in the Neolithic age, people will plant branches into the basket, basket and other utensils to stored up the rest of the food to the Ming and Qing Dynasties, bamboo craft has been fully developed. Today, bamboo not only has practical value, but also full of art appreciation.