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Kite Factory Artists: Weifang Kites 潍坊风筝艺术工厂 – Cultural Heritage Weifang City, Shandong Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

China is the birthplace of the kite, specifically in the Henan and Shandong provinces. Historically the people of these areas worshiped birds as well as the sun. The traditional Chinese word for the kite is hao, which also has the ...

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Kite Factory Artists: Weifang Kites 潍坊风筝艺术工厂 – Gallery Weifang City, Shandong Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

View colorful bug and butterfly kites made by the Weifang artists. Click here to view this article in Mandarin Chinese (??????????????).  

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Kite Factory Artists: Weifang Kites 潍坊风筝艺术工厂 – Butterfly and Centipede Kites Weifang City, Shandong Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Chinese butterfly kites are some of the most popular kites in the world. Historically these kites were made by hand thus ensuring that no two kites were exactly the same. Prior to being mass-produced, mainly children made the kites with ...

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Kite Factory Artists: Weifang Kites 潍坊风筝艺术工厂 – Workshop Weifang City, Shandong Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Traditional Chinese factories employ millions of workers from the lower economic brackets. The workers migrate from rural areas to live in the cities in order to find jobs. There is also a large migration of people between cities in the ...

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Kite Factory Artists: Weifang Kites 潍坊风筝艺术工厂 – Introduction Weifang City, Shandong Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

When kites were first invented in Chinese culture some 2,500 years ago, they were intended to be a sky-reaching symbol that signified a geometric code for perpetual life. Referred to as “paper eagles,” these simple structures were first made of ...

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Mud Toys: Nie Xiewei – Cultural Heritage Nie Jiazhuang Village, Shandong Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Tigers are a popular choice for toys because they reflect children’s aspirations to grow up strong, and because they prevent harm and ward off danger. Aside from Nie’s mud tigers, popular subjects for mud dolls include children, scholars, and opera ...

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Mud Toys: Nie Xiewei – – – Nie Jiazhuang Village, Shandong Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Nie Xiewei begins the process of making mud dolls (or, as they’re sometimes called, clay dolls) of tigers by digging 1½ meters into the ground outside of the village. The mud he digs up is then pressed thin, mixed with ...

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Mud Toys: Nie Xiewei – – – Nie Jiazhuang Village, Shandong Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

The techniques used to produce mud dolls are passed down through the generations. Nie Xiewei learned this craft from a neighbor at age ten, but his grandfather made mud toys as well. All of his children know how to make ...

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Dough Flower: Peng Yingben – Cultural Heritage Miaojia Village, Shandong Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Symbolism is central to dough knots, and water-related symbolism is especially prominent due to Peng’s close proximity to the sea. Also, water is considered very lucky in China, symbolic of money and good fortune. Much of the symbolism used in ...

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Dough Flower: Peng Yingben – Gallery Miaojia Village, Shandong Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Watch Peng Yingben as she shares her process of rolling, baking, shaping, and painting dough knots and figures. You can also view the many different kinds of colorful birds, flowers, animals, and figurines made for wedding knots, given to bride ...

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