Wooden Products, Zhongdian
Wooden bowl：There are two kinds: common ones and precious ones. Common wooden bowls usually are made of the roots of azalea trees or weed trees without any decorative patterns, however, elegant and in good taste; As for precious wooden bowls, are produced by using a kind of parasitic plant(Zan in Tibetan),especially Zan living on the root of fir are the best materials for making the precious wooden bowls. The nature of this kind of wooden bowls is black and bright, the lines are as slim as hairs. It will be chemically changed if putting poison into it, so they are very precious.
Wooden bowls are divided into two kinds: one for man and the other for woman. The differences lie in: as for man-used bowls, the distance between the bottom and the mouth of the bowl is short and they seem steady going; but for woman-used bowls, the surface is specular and the shape of the bowl is slim.
Wooden box：Mainly used for storing butter and food, there are two kinds: round and flat. The lid and the bottom of the box can be used as bowl and dish. They are of fine workmanship with variety of patterns, beautiful and practical. Workmanship and pattern are the common action for making wooden products of Diqing, craft for painting is superb and keep secret. It is unimaginable but it is true that painting produced in Diqing is not fade, heat-resistant and acid-resistant.
Tea Barrel：Used for making buttered tea, some big and some small. It is the necessity for every household. With a great variety of shapes and forms, the tea barrels are fantastically beautiful and extremely practical.
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