Monthly Archives: July 2023

The Production Background, Raw Materials, and Craftsmanship of Oil Paper Umbrellas

Traditional handmade oiled paper umbrella

The oil paper umbrella, an essential symbol of traditional Chinese culture, has been a practical tool for protection against rain and sun since ancient times, as well as an emblem of grace and elegance. The production and usage of these umbrellas have a rich history and entail the application of intricate materials and traditional craft […]

Uncovering Inkstones: Important Roles and Application Scenarios in Chinese Historical and Cultural Background

Diamond Inkstone

The inkstone is an important part of Chinese culture, playing a crucial role in China’s historical and cultural context. This unique writing tool spans thousands of years, witnessing the development and changes of Chinese culture. In ancient China, the users of inkstones were mainly scholars and literati. These culturally oriented individuals often used inkstones as […]

Guangzhou Embroidery Across the Ocean

Cantonese embroidery fan (1)

Cantonese embroidery, the pride of Guangzhou. With its divine skill and splendid scenes, this embroidery adorns official robes and sleeves, graces pouches and fragments, and travels across the oceans.” – A folk rhyme from Guangzhou in the late Qing Dynasty and early Republican period. Among China’s exported embroidery products, those from Guangdong were the most […]

Evolution of Duan Inkstone System and Decoration

Ming Dynasty Inkstone

Header Dynasty Header Form Header Style Header Pattern Header Exhibit Tang Dynasty During the early Tang Dynasty, Duan inkstones, used as writing instruments, had a simple design, with practicality being the priority. The Ji-shaped inkstones were quite notable. After the mid-Tang Dynasty, the designs of Duan inkstones became increasingly diverse. People had formed unique standards […]

Revitalizing the Legacy: Guangcai Porcelain in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area

Guangcai Porcelain

Table of Contents Add a header to begin generating the table of contents 35th-103rd The China Import and Export Fair Foreign merchants choose porcelain With the help of the Canton Fair platform, the best-selling Guangcai Guangcai, a traditional form of porcelain, has achieved prosperity and expansion, thanks to the effective platform provided by the The […]

Choosing the Perfect Chinese Dinnerware: A Guide to China’s State Banquet-level Utensils

fine cutlery bowl

Table of Contents Add a header to begin generating the table of contents An Introduction to Chinese Dinnerware In the world of fine dining, the choice of dinnerware plays a significant role in shaping the overall dining experience. For centuries, Chinese cuisine has been celebrated for its elaborate presentation, intricate flavors, and the sheer variety […]

The Charm of Craftsmanship: The Art and Culture of Kite Making in China

Traditional Kite Art

Table of Contents Add a header to begin generating the table of contents China’s handicrafts amaze with their unique aesthetics and profound historical significance. Among these, kite making holds an important place. Kites bring joy to children flying them in parks and bear unique significance for adults, transcending age barriers. Materials Used in Kite Making […]