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[ From: David Cheng | Published: 2008-09-01 Views: 7018 | Booked times: 58 ]
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The art of straw-weaving, which has been seen on potteries as early as 6000 years ago, is considered an essential element of Chinese culture.


Straw-weaving Workshop, nested in the southern part of downtown Beijing, offers this special form of art. Here youll find straws weaved into different animals, such as birds, beasts, and insects. They all looked amazingly lovely and lifelike.


Although I dont really like snakes, I couldnt help but admire the piece on it, which looked very detailed. A pair of cranes also caught my attention, because of how hard it was to create their slim bodies and lively postures.,


When I asked the shop manager, Ms. Chen, what are the popular items, she showed me a straw-weaving of a large dragon. This made sense, as the dragon is considered the most power animal in Chinese legends.


The workshop makes all items themselves. Their master is very renowned, and has won numerous handicraft awards.


Prices here range from RMB 20 for a cicada to RMB300 for a dragon. Ms. Chen speaks a little English. No need to worry about a communicating.



What I appreciate

Beautiful straw weavings of crane and dragon


What customers appreciate

Dragon weavings, quality service

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Shopping in Beijing: Straw-weaving Workshop offers the special form of art 'straw weaving' in Beijing.