Chinese craft

What is Chinese bamboo weaving?

Bamboo weaving is a craft that uses bamboo as the raw material. The craftsmen interlace bamboo strips into patterns using various weaving methods to form useful and decorative items.  What is bamboo weaving? It is a craft that originated in China. It involves the use of bamboo to make...

What Is A Chinese Hair Comb?-Shubi

Since time immemorial, combs have always been an essential tool for grooming. Combs are among the oldest tools discovered by archaeologists, dating up to 5500BC. Who invented the hair comb – ancient Egyptians or Chinese The Egyptians were the earliest to invent a comb. They used them as a way...

What Is A Chinese Magic Mirror?-Antique Bronze Mirror

Chinese people are known for their rich culture and history. Chinese magic mirror is one of the ancient Chinese arts that hold significant meaning for the people. To learn more facts about the Chinese magic mirror, this article will delve into what is a Chinese mirror, its history, the...

How Did The Chinese Invent Fireworks?-Yan Hua

One of the best parts about ushering in a new year is the colorful fireworks that are set off into the sky. The loud sounds give us a touch of adrenaline which allows us to transition into the next year feeling so alive! Fireworks have been around for hundreds...

What Are Chinese Hairpins Called?-Zanzi Hair Sticks(fazan)

Chinese hair sticks and pins are used to hold buns in place. The sticks are called Ji or Fazan and were used by men and women. These sticks have a sharp end, and hair is coiled around them to make a perfect bun. Each pin has a unique name...

What Is A Chinese Rattle Drum?-Bolang gu

China is a country known for its rich history in so many things such as outfits, dances, music, and cuisines. China has also been the origin of many instruments, the rattle drum in this case. The Chinese rattle drum is an ancient instrument that evolved through the years and...

What Is A Chinese Snuff Bottle?

When you see the word snuff, you will automatically think of tobacco. The use of tobacco is widespread across the globe, but are you aware of the rich Chinese culture that involves snuff? A snuff bottle is a small container used to hold ground tobacco. The Chinese had beautiful...

What Is A Qin/Guqin?-Seven Stringed Instrument

The guqin is an essential part of China’s music history. The Chinese refer to playing a guqin as one of its four ancient arts. In the early 2000s, UNESCO identified guqin and its music as a World Cultural Heritage. A decade later, a guqin from the Song era sold...

What Is A Pipa Instrument And How To Play It?

Many people know the pipa as just a Chinese instrument that is played in Chinese opera orchestras. While this is true, the instrument also has a rich and beautiful history that many people don’t know about. The pipa has evolved over the years and what we see today is...

What is a Guzheng instrument and how to play it?

Does the term ‘Guzheng’ remind you of an amazing thing? Well, many people still get confused about what the Guzheng instrument is. Additionally, those who know what it is most of the time find it difficult to play it. Having, a greater understanding of the Guzheng instrument will help...