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Sheng Tang Xuan is a small shop well known for the variety of folk artworks it carries.
In the tiny 30 sq.m floor space, about ten categories of typical folk handicrafts are on display.
Hair monkeys - You can see large scale hair monkey models here. A wedding ceremony attended by hundred of monkeys is by itself worth the trip to the shop. It reflects the entire process of Chinese wedding.
Flannelette (soft cotton) figurine - Named in Chinese ¡°Rong Bu Tang¡±. A famous brand since the Qing dynasty. It is this shop¡¯s golden brand.
Paper¨Ccuts ¨C All the paper-cuts here are made by famous artist Sun Er Lin. The carving is very delicate. These products are high class paper-cuts.
Rubber models ¨C models of Beijing quadrangle, and models of Beijinger folks¡¯ life.
Prices range from RMB 10 to RMB 3000.
What I appreciated:
High quality folk artwork.
What customer appreciate:
Diversity. vivid figurines.
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.
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