In ancient China, prior to the invention of paper, people read and write on scrolls carved from bamboo. These scrolls were invaluable as a means to pass on history, allowing great works like the writings of Confucius and Sun Tzu¡¯s Art of War to remain until today. While bamboo scrolls are no longer useful for recording information, they can make great and home decoration.
The Dily Zou store in the Chaoyang district offers you a unique opportunity to see ancient Chinese calligraphies and arts through the medium used in ancient times. Their extensive inventory of scrolls holds various old writings and drawings. The bamboo strips came from southern china and processed using a special technique to make them more durable. Some writings are carved, others written on. Each work comes with a beautiful holding tray for easy display.
Prices vary depending on the number of words. On average, one scroll costs RMB 200. The shop owner speaks a little English, and you can bargain on the prices. Even if you cannot read them, many of the famous works have online translations. And they make a great souvenir as a traditional oriental item.
What I appreciate
Beautiful bamboo books
What customers appreciate
Fine bamboo scrolls, fine calligraphy