China's top ten traditional handicrafts


1. Ceramics: China is one of the first countries in the world to use pottery, and Chinese porcelain is highly regarded by the world because of its extremely high practicality and artistry. Nowadays, with the joint efforts of ceramic craftsmen, many lost skills have been passed down again.




2. Wood carving: Wood carving is a kind of sculpture. Wood carving fish appeared as early as more than 7,000 years ago during the Hemudu culture period. In the Tang Dynasty, wood carving craftsmanship reached the peak of development. The woodcarving craftsmanship passed down through thousands of years still needs young blood to inherit and protect.




3. Painted lacquer: China is the first country in the world to discover and use natural lacquer. From ancient times to the present, Chinese lacquer craftsmanship has formed many schools. Among them, Fuzhou Boron Lacquerware is one of the "three treasures" of traditional Chinese craftsmanship, and its skills are worthwhile Let's pass on.




4. Cloisonne: Cloisonne was born in the imperial palace. It was popular during the Jingtai period of the Ming Dynasty and its production skills were relatively mature. The enamel glaze used was mostly blue, hence the name.




5. Jade carving: Jade carving is a handicraft made by processing jade. It is a unique technique in China. It has a long history of development and distinctive characteristics of the times. In different dynasties, jade carvings have different shapes and characteristics. Jade is the spiritual totem of the Chinese, and the development of jade carving craftsmanship among the people is more extensive and better inherited.




6. Embroidery: Embroidery is a craft that uses embroidery needles to draw colorful threads, embroider the designed patterns on textiles, and form patterns with embroidery. It has a history of more than two thousand in China. Nowadays, silk crafts made with embroidery techniques have become representative of traditional Chinese handicrafts.




7. Chinese knot: Chinese knot is a unique hand-woven handicraft in China. It was originally from the Paleolithic age of sewing and knitting, and later developed into the ritual memorial of the Han Dynasty, and then evolved into the decorative craftsmanship to this day.




8. Paper-cutting: The earliest paper-cutting works in China were the five group flower paper-cutting in the Northern Dynasty. In the Tang Dynasty, paper-cutting was in a period of great development. In the Southern Song Dynasty, there were professional artists who specialized in paper-cutting. Paper-cutting is one of the most popular folk handicrafts in China, which embodies the history and culture of the Chinese nation for thousands of years.




9. Colored glaze: It was difficult to make the colored glaze in ancient times, which made people regard colored glaze as more precious than jade. Because of its vivid colors and crystal clear quality, it has always been used exclusively by the royal family, and there are very few glass manufacturing techniques circulating among the people. For such a precious and on the verge of loss, it is more worth protecting and passing on.




10. Bamboo weaving: Bamboo weaving first appeared in the Neolithic Age. At that time, in order to store the leftover food, people weaved the branches of plants into baskets, baskets, and other utensils. In the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the bamboo weaving process was fully developed. Nowadays, bamboo weaving is not only of practical value but also rich in artistic appreciation.