Tag Results for: Manchu  Found: 9 Results

Silk Flower: Jin Tieling – Artist At Work Beijing Province Posted Nov 14, 2011 by Chinavine

First, Jin takes wet, white silk and dyes it. To make the flowers look as real as possible, the petals are slightly varied in color and shading. A basic palette of yellow, pink, blue, light purple, and light green paints ...

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Bow & Arrow: Yang Fu Xi 杨福喜 – Introduction Beijing Province Posted Aug 25, 2010 by Chinavine

The Manchu people of northeastern China have been making bows and arrows from water buffalo horns for thousands of years. These bows were originally developed for hunting, but were later adapted for warfare. Yang Fu Xi’s family has been making ...

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Bow & Arrow: Yang Fu Xi 杨福喜 – Workshop Beijing Province Posted Aug 25, 2010 by Chinavine

In addition to traditional bows, Yang also makes other, more specialized types of bows. Some of them are made just like the traditional bows, but they are strung differently. One kind is strung with braided ox leather, which is hard ...

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Bow & Arrow: Yang Fu Xi 杨福喜 – Artist At Work Beijing Province Posted Aug 25, 2010 by Chinavine

Yang first gathers together several different items: water buffalo horns, cotton thread, paint, pig skin, fish skin from Thailand, and a special kind of tree bark from northern China. The water buffalo horns are then polished, a process that takes ...

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Bow & Arrow: Yang Fu Xi 杨福喜 – Gallery Beijing Province Posted Aug 25, 2010 by Chinavine

View details of the hand painted bows, cross-bows, and arrows made with varying traditional materials.

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Bow & Arrow: Yang Fu Xi 杨福喜 – Cultural Heritage Beijing Province Posted Aug 25, 2010 by Chinavine

Yang says that making bows properly takes a lot of time, and so he only makes about 100 bows a year. About half of his customers are Chinese, and about half from abroad. He says that his Chinese customers buy ...

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Silk Flower: Jin Tieling – Introduction Beijing Province Posted Aug 24, 2010 by Chinavine

Artist Jin Tieling preserves his family’s tradition of making silk flowers from his home in Beijing. Jin has made silk flowers for thirty years. He is now retired, but continues to make silk flowers with the goal of preserving the ...

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Silk Flower: Jin Tieling – Gallery Beijing Province Posted Aug 22, 2010 by Chinavine

Below you can see the variety of Jin Tieling’s very realistic looking silk flowers.

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Silk Flower: Jin Tieling – Cultural Heritage Beijing Province Posted Aug 21, 2010 by Chinavine

Jin’s ancestors belonged to the royal family of Manchu and crafted the flowers as a hobby. Jin once created flowers for the royal palace, and his father and grandfather made flowers for large royal ceremonies and festivals. His father and ...

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