Last updated by david at 2013-10-8
Chinese Weaving Craft
Weaving products are hand-woven grass, bamboo, willow, rattan, palm, jute and straw articles for daily use. Weaving materials are abundant, to a degree. Laborers learned to obtain materials from local sources a long time ago. The technology is exquisite, the assortment is plentiful, the style is novel, and the modeling is pleasing to the eye.
Embroidery is one of a number of Chinese arts and crafts with a millennia-old history. Many believe embroidery developed subsequent to silk production. Whether its techniques originated first in the homes of villagers as a handicraft or were begun and refined by skilled artisans within palaces or the sumptuous homes of wealthy merchants or officials is impossible to determine, and indeed is probably irrelevant.
Chinese handicrafts are very beautiful and popular and include the following categories, Ceramic, woven handicraft, sculpture handicraft, lacquer work, metal handicrafts and woodwork. From furnishings to household items, many have distinctive ethnic characteristics. Artists and craftsmen from different periods and dynasties have created many valuable items with their clever hands and consummate skills.
Chinese handicrafts boast a very long history. It develops from the painted pottery and jade in the Neolithic Age. Then in the Yin and Zhou Dynasties, Chinese handicraft featured in bronzes. The lacquer work created in the spring and autumn and the Warring States Period is a great progress in Chinese handicraft. In the Tang and Song Dynasties, China was created and is famous abroad. Exquisite cloisonné was made in the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
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