Chinese Antiques

The ancient arts and crafts of China, for centuries, have attracted international attention for their intricacy and subtlety. From porcelain to jade, furniture, paintings and screens and scrolls, they embody the essence of Chinese history and culture. This series explores some of the best examples of Chinese antiques.
The ancient arts and crafts of China, for centuries, have attracted international attention for their intricacy and subtlety. From porcelain to jade, furniture, paintings and screens and scrolls, they embody the essence of Chinese history and culture. This series explores some of the best examples of Chinese antiques.
Xs mark the spot: Embroidery style defines this town - Art & Culture in China
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Xs mark the spot: Embroidery style defines this town

Luojing cross-stitch with a history of over 300 years distinguishes the town. A local woman in her 40s is dedicated to inheriting and extending the embroidery technique.
Never heard guqin played? Please take a listen - Art & Culture in China
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Never heard guqin played? Please take a listen

Chinese traditional instruments, long considered a bit fuddy-duddy by the young generation, are now attracting youthful audiences and musicians. 
As the nation walks on eggshells amid virus, an artisan carves them - Art & Culture in China
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As the nation walks on eggshells amid virus, an artisan carves them

When the nation calls on its citizens to apply their skills to the fight against coronavirus, artisans respond in their spheres of talent. 
For calligraphy, you need the proper brush - Art & Culture in China
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For calligraphy, you need the proper brush

Turning weasel hair into a calligraphy brush, the technique is described by a professional as "living fossil," which is as rare as discovering a dinosaur fossil.
A distant mirror on ancient beauty secrets - Art & Culture in China
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A distant mirror on ancient beauty secrets

The modern-day obsession with looking attractive is nothing new. Ancient Chinese equally cared about appearance and developed natural-based cosmetics to enhance their looks.
'Unforgettable!' Fiddle collection on display - Art & Culture in China
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'Unforgettable!' Fiddle collection on display

The jinghu is a traditional stringed instrument in the huqin family, with a cylindrical soundbox covered in snakeskin. Jinghu is a principal melodic instrument in Peking Opera.

The beauty of the imperfect and incomplete - Art & Culture in China
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The beauty of the imperfect and incomplete

Yang Jinmei has collected thousands of porcelain fragments, which are informative, allowing people to have a better understanding of their inner structures and materials. 
Opening our eyes to spectacles of the past - Art & Culture in China
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Opening our eyes to spectacles of the past

Believe it or not, the precursors of spectacles can be traced back to the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25-220) in China.
Time on their hands: Two collectors pursue love of vintage clock - Art & Culture in China
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Time on their hands: Two collectors pursue love of vintage clock

Most of us rely on mobile phones to rouse us in the morning. But some still find comfort in the rotation of hands and the ticking sounds of passing seconds.
Just for the record: Some of us prefer phonograph music - Art & Culture in China
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Just for the record: Some of us prefer phonograph music

Vinyl records were invented by German-born American Emile Berliner in 1891, spawning an industry that once flourished in Shanghai. 
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