Folk Handcraft, Hebi
There are many kinds of handcrafts in Hebi among the common people like china, paper-cut, embroidery, stone-carving, earthen toy, wooden toy, paperwork (burned as an offering to the dead) and instruments made by willow twigs and so on. Hebi had being the important place in the north for making porcelain from the late period of Tang to the Yuan Dynasty. The porcelain made here is smooth in shape and has bright glaze which are white, black, blue and so on. There are carved flowers and printed flowers and pictures of flowers, birds, insets and fish etc. on it.
Paper-cut handcraft is very popular among villages and there are all kinds of paper-cut like those for window decoration, some plants and animals and daily life instruments and so on. The paper-cut made by Yang Taohua and Zheng Taoxiang who lives in the Cuicungou Village and Shilin County of Hebiji County.
The embroidery of Hebi has still preserved the traditional needling method and there are many kinds of products like purse, wallet, crown, Dudou (used for babies), Tiger –head shoes (a kind of shoes with the front part like a tiger head and is only used for baby), pillowcase, lace and so on.
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