beijing shopping >> Souvenirs & Gifts >> Handcrafts
Login | Sign up | Contact Us | Beijing Shopping

Bei Jing* Tai Bei

[ From: Cathryn | Published: 2008-09-02 Views: 4463 | Booked times: 56 ]
Click to display in larger size
Beijing pictures, Yan Dai Xie Street Yan Dai Xie Street
Beijing pictures, Beijing* Taibei Beijing* Taibei
Beijing pictures, the paper handwork the paper handwork
Beijing pictures, the Glove Puppets the Glove Puppets
Beijing pictures, beautiful silk artworks beautiful silk artworks
Beijing pictures, ornaments in shape of cheong-sam ornaments in shape of cheong-sam
Beijing pictures, fancy notebook fancy notebook
Beijing pictures, famous pattern in old China famous pattern in old China
Beijing pictures, books about Chinese culture books about Chinese culture
Beijing pictures, embroidery casket embroidery casket
Beijing pictures, home for your cellphone home for your cellphone
Beijing pictures, lovely tool chest lovely tool chest
Beijing pictures, mini workbasket mini workbasket
Beijing pictures, beautiful shop keeper beautiful shop keeper
Beijing pictures, Welcome to my house! Welcome to my house!

I would like to introduce you today to the artworks of Taiwan. I found these handicrafts inside a shop called "Beijing* Taibei". The name combines the capital cities of China and Taiwan.

The shop owner, Mr Wang, is a native of Taiwan who has lived in Beijing for over 10 years. As a lover of both Taiwan artworks and Beijing heritage, he opened this shop wishing to promote a communion between them.

The top three famous artworks in the shop are the paper handwork, Glove Puppets, books on the cultural heritage of China.

Mr. Wang first showed me the glove puppets, which everyone in his hometown knows about. These glove puppets follow locals from their childhood. They blend Chinese art forms of sculpturing, drawing, and embroidery.

You may or may not have seen Chinese paper cuttings. Well, Taiwan paper cuttings are different. These are more like statues, and look like figurines rather than paintings. Taiwan paper statues depict much of old Taiwan culture. They even have Do-it-yourself packs for you to make at home.

Prices at Beijing Taibei range from 6 to 1000. And the shop owner can speak a little English.

And one last thing, if you have trouble finding the shop, just look for the playful parrot at the entrance.

What I appreciate:
exquisite silk goods

What customers appreciate:
the glove puppets and the oil painting

Did you find this article interesting?   0 ratings
Did you find the quality of info good enough?   0 ratings
Type the characters you see in the picture.

 

Log in to your account to get the Printable location info for this shop, both in English and
   in Chinese

The Chinese version will allow you to show the info to your taxi drivers

Don't have an account yet? It's free to Sign Up, and you can opt out at any time.

 

AddThis Social Bookmark Button   AddThis Feed Button
Want some unique silver jewelry, only found in China?
Check out
this site:
What are You Shopping For?What are You Shopping For?Shopping Near Your HotelShopping Near Your HotelShopping Near a Point of InterestShopping Near a Point of Interest
About UsAbout UsTerms of UseTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyPrivacy PolicyToolbar IconScreenshotToolbarSIB ToolbarRSS FeedsRSS FeedsXML Sitemap1XML Sitemap2XML SitemapRSS FeedsArchive
Shopping in Beijing: The top three famous artworks in the shop are the paper handwork, Glove Puppets, books on the cultural heritage of China.