Tag Results for: Toys  Found: 34 Results

Peng Yingben: Dough Flower Cultural Heritage – Introduction Posted Oct 10, 2012 by Jonathan

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Dough Figures: Liang Xiucai – Introduction Lang Village, Shandong Province Posted May 2, 2011 by Chinavine

Liang Xiucai and his wife live a life deeply rooted in their heritage. They are artists who make dough figures, which they sell as toys at the market. Dough figures have a long history in this village but now are ...

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Games and Stories – Cloth Tiger Game Posted Mar 30, 2011 by Chinavine

Tigers are symbolic of strength in Chinese culture, and are a preferred theme for stuffed animals, hats, pillows, and shoes. Build your own colorful cloth tiger with this interactive game.

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Dough Figures: Liang Xiucai – Folktale Book Lang Village, Shandong Province Posted Mar 30, 2011 by Chinavine

There used to be many wolves around Lang Village. The children of the village couldn’t go out to play because the wolves were so dangerous. This folk tale describes what the villagers did to make their neighborhood safe for their ...

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Kites: Ha Yi Qi 哈亦琦 : 风筝 – Introduction Beijing Province Posted Mar 30, 2011 by Chinavine

Kites were used in China for military purposes, and also as a traditional tool to worship gods and ancestors. For example, Chinese people pray for the arrival of Fortune God as the Chinese New Year approaches. He is then sent ...

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Cloth Tigers: Liu Qingha – Cultural Heritage Lu Liu Village, Shandong Province Posted Dec 18, 2010 by Chinavine

In Chinese culture tigers are symbolic of strength and consequently are a preferred theme for stuffed animals, hats, pillows, and shoes. The Chinese character hu, meaning tiger, is often sewn onto clothing as a play on its homonym, which is ...

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Cloth Tigers: Liu Qingha – Cloth Tiger Game Lu Liu Village, Shandong Province Posted Dec 18, 2010 by Chinavine

Build your own colorful cloth tiger with this interactive game.

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Cloth Tigers: Liu Qingha – Gallery Lu Liu Village, Shandong Province Posted Dec 18, 2010 by Chinavine

Below are some samples of cloth animals made by Liu for the Olympics and for the year of the rat.

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Cloth Tigers: Liu Qingha – Artist At Work Lu Liu Village, Shandong Province Posted Dec 18, 2010 by Chinavine

Although Liu never had a formal art education, she says that innovative designs for toys come to her naturally and easily. All of Liu’s employees collaborate to make each cloth tiger. From separate stations within the same workshop, and from ...

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Cloth Tigers: Liu Qingha – Introduction Lu Liu Village, Shandong Province Posted Dec 18, 2010 by Chinavine

Cloth tiger artist Liu Qingha comes from a family of folk artists. Her father made opera costumes, paintings, and paper cuts, and her mother made tiger hats and shoes. The work of her parents inspires Liu to uphold folk art ...

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