Treasures of the Cultural World
Shadow puppets, China has a vast territory, and shadow puppets from all over the world have their own characteristics, but the production process of shadow puppets is mostly the same, usually through eight steps such as leather selection, leather making, drawing, drafting, engraving, applying color, sweating, ironing, and embellishment. The process, hand-carving more than 3,000 knives, is a complicated and wonderful process.
Paper-cutting, Chinese paper-cutting is a kind of folk art that uses scissors or a carving knife to cut patterns on paper to decorate life or cooperate with other folk activities. In China, paper-cutting has a broad mass base, blends with the social life of people of all ethnic groups, and is an important part of various folk activities.
Embroidery, embroidery is an art of adding human design and production to any existing fabric with needles and threads. Embroidery is one of the traditional Chinese folk handicrafts, with a history of at least two to three thousand years in China. There are four main categories of Chinese embroidery: Suzhou embroidery, Hunan embroidery, Shu embroidery and Guangdong embroidery.
The Chinese knot is a hand-woven handicraft unique to China. The exquisiteness and wisdom displayed on it are just one aspect of the ancient Chinese civilization. Chinese knots are not only beautiful in shape and diverse in colors. These, such as “More than good luck”, “Blessings and happiness”, “Double happiness at the door”, “Auspicious luck”, “Good journey” and Chinese knots, all express warm and rich blessings and praises. And a masterpiece that conveys heartfelt prayers and wishes.
Kite, originated in China, the earliest kite was made by the ancient philosopher Mo Di. Chinese kites have a history of more than two thousand years. The auspicious meaning and shadows of auspicious patterns can be seen everywhere on traditional Chinese kites. In the long years, our ancestors not only created beautiful words and paintings that embodied the wisdom of the Chinese nation, but also created many patterns that reflect people’s yearning and pursuit of a better life and imply auspiciousness
Mianren, Mianren is a Chinese folk handicraft that is simple to make but highly artistic. The art of dough sculpture in China has been documented as early as the Han Dynasty. The art of dough sculpture is valued as a precious intangible cultural heritage, and gadgets have also entered the palace of art. In 2008, it was selected into the second batch of National Intangible Cultural Heritage List and became a favorite traditional arts and crafts.
Clay figurines are a kind of sculpture. There is the famous clay figurine Zhang, a kind of folk art that is deeply loved by the people. It was founded in the Daoguang period of the Qing Dynasty and has been spread and developed for 180 years. The colored sculpture of “Clay Figure Zhang” raised the traditional clay figure to the level of round plastic art, and was decorated with colors and props to form a unique style. His works are exquisitely artistic and have an influence far and wide in the world. They are important in the history of folk art in my country. status.
The Sugar Man:
The sugar man is a traditional Chinese handicraft. The producers all take a burden, one end is the stove for heating, the other end is the sugar and tools. In the past, the sugar man was very cheap, and was a favorite plaything of children when they were not rich. Nowadays, Sugar Man is no longer just a thing to coax children, it has been valued as a folk art. Now there are fewer artists along the street, and you can see them at the temple fairs during the Beijing New Year.