As the Year of the Monkey comes, handicrafts related with the zodiac monkeys have become particularly popular throughout the country.
Tang Yunlun, 50, lives in Gaoling village of Lianyungang city in Jiangsu province. He is famed for his unique style of straw plaiting which has been handed down in his family from generation to generation
Xia embroidery, the fifth renowned embroidery in China besides Suzhou embroidery, Hunan embroidery, Sichuan embroidery and Yue embroidery, is distinguished by its strong artistic and visual effect on viewers.
Chinese tea art was born in the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD), matured in the Song Dynasties (960-1279) and flourished in the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911). From a simple beverage it became a cultural and spiritual icon, symbolizing a noble character.
Gufeng village of Jingxian county in Anhui province is famous for its traditional umbrellas made of oiled cloth and bamboo frame.
Christie's autumn sales in Hong Kong, which ended on Wednesday, grossed more than HK$2.62 billion ($340 million).
Rongchang Xiabu from Chongqing was inscribed on the National Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2008.
Relying on the rich granite resources, Shishan Town developed stone carving as its leading industry, yielding an output value exceeding 500 million RMB yuan (about $78.4 million) in 2014.
After cutting a palm leaf into three pieces and knotting them together, Hu Licheng quickly weaved the stomach of a cricket. "Hold this for me," he said as he handed the partly-finished handicraft to a boy near the gate of Jing'an Park in Shanghai. He then made the cricket's head and wings.
Mulberry paper making is a traditional handicraft of the Uyghur people in China's Xinjiang. It is handmade and today only a few families still produce it.
As a traditional handicraft of the Uygur people in Xinjiang, the making of Atlas silk has a long history of more than 1,000 years.
Pei Xiangnan, 66, is the eighth successor of the Dayang handmade crewel needles, which was listed as a provincial intangible culture heritage in 2006.