Dough Figurine, Beijing
Dough shaping is a traditional Chinese folk art that demand simple equipment but with high artistic value. Traditional dough figurines are made of purified wheat flour, glutinous rice power mixed with bee-honey and glycerin. The artists use their skillful gingers cut, pinch, rub, and twist the soft dough and in a few minutes, a cute human figure or a lively animal will be born. The various colors of the dough are from mineral pigments, and do not change with time and so does the shape of the dough figurine, the features of which make it a ideal gift for friends or a remembrance for the trip to Beijing.
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