Chinese Arts 中国艺术 Zhōngguó yìshù


Chinese handicrafts are very beautiful and popular with distinctive national features. From furnishings to household items, many have distinct ethnic characteristics. Handicrafts include the following categories: Ceramic, woven handicraft, sculpture handicraft, lacquer work, metal handicrafts and woodwork.

Great Museums China: West Meets East at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Artists and craftsmen from different periods and dynasties have created many valuable items with their clever hands and consummate skills. From the painted pottery and jade in the Neolithic age to the bronzes of the Yin and Zhou dynasties, the lacquer work of the Spring and Autumn and the Warring States Period, china from the Tang and Song dynasties, cloisonné from the Ming and Qing dynasties, Chinese handicrafts boast a very long history.

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