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:
What customers appreciate:
A wide selection of traditional Chinese handicrafts
If you're looking for the perfect jewelry to go with your new Chinese clothes, you have to see what the Miao people can do.
All the silver jewels are here:
Precious Chinese curios for collection
Paintings showcasing the spectacular sceneries of China
Magic with straw
Folk Handicrafts from Northwest China