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Elegant indoor ornaments -- silk figurines

[ From: Clare Liu | Published: 2009-02-03 Views: 3517 | Booked times: 56 ]


A silk figurine is a Chinese figurine with gorgeous silk clothes. It usually depicts ancient beauties from Chinese folktales. People like to decorate their home with these beautiful dolls.

A few days ago I found a silk figurine shop in a famous handicrafts market in Beijing. Each figurine is characterized by its unique facial expression and elegant posture. Some are reading, some are dancing, some are playing musical instruments, and some seem to be delivering an eloquent speech.

According to the shop assistant, a silk figurine is entirely handmade. The process of making a silk figurine involves many steps, including sculpting, painting, designing clothes, and arranging the hair. It usually takes a skilled worker a couple of weeks to make just one silk figurine.

One figurine featuring a woman combing her hair was my favorite. Her hair is made of silk thread.

Besides silk figurines, the shop also has other colorful items like cloisonne bracelets, plates, and handmade straw hats.

What I appreciate:

Unique craftsmanship

What customers appreciate:

A wide selection of traditional Chinese handicrafts

 

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Shopping in Beijing: A silk figurine is a Chinese figurine with gorgeous silk clothes. It usually depicts ancient beauties from Chinese folktales. People like to decorate their home with these beautiful dolls.