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Elegant Chinese ancient tea sets

2015-12-23 13:59:15

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.

The beauty of traditional Anhui oilcloth umbrella

2015-12-04 15:27:02

Gufeng village of Jingxian county in Anhui province is famous for its traditional umbrellas made of oiled cloth and bamboo frame.

Emperor's beloved bowl top seller at HK art sale

2015-12-04 09:31:59

Christie's autumn sales in Hong Kong, which ended on Wednesday, grossed more than HK$2.62 billion ($340 million).

Traditional grass linen: a national intangible cultural heritage

2015-10-24 09:36:53

Rongchang Xiabu from Chongqing was inscribed on the National Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2008.

Shishan town develops stone carving as its leading industry in NE China

2015-11-19 14:21:00

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.

Master of handicraft weaves his magic in city park

2015-10-06 08:30:05

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.

Breath of fresh air for a 'living fossil'

2015-09-07 09:19:40

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.

Xinjiang keeps the traditional way of making Atlas silk

2015-09-05 07:28:59

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.

Crewel needles made with traditional techniques in Shanxi

2015-09-26 14:38:44

Pei Xiangnan, 66, is the eighth successor of the Dayang handmade crewel needles, which was listed as a provincial intangible culture heritage in 2006.

When Palace Museum meets creativity

2015-09-25 14:10:21

From practical souvenirs to smartphone apps, the Palace Museum has added creativity and innovation into promotion of traditional Chinese culture.

Villager in Heibei province draws paintings on crab shells

2015-09-25 09:46:43

For several years, Du Baohuai draws was deeply fond of such kind of paintings, and finished lots of works on different size crab shells.

Egg-carving LED light show held in Shanxi

2015-09-22 05:58:32

Photo taken on Sept 20 shows how LED light passes through carved eggs at an egg-caving show by artist Kong Bin in Linfen, North China's Shanxi province.

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