Tag Results for: Toys  Found: 34 Results

Mud Toys: Nie Xiewei – – – Nie Jiazhuang Village, Shandong Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

Here are some examples of Nie’s painted mud toys, representing tigers for strength.

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Kites: Ha Yi Qi 哈亦琦 : 风筝 – Cultural Heritage Beijing Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

Folk Art Transmission Ha’s great-grandfather and grandfather made kites to support their families. Ha’s father made kites for this reason, but he also considered kite making a family treasure and tradition, and so he focused on how to transmit this ...

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Kites: Ha Yi Qi 哈亦琦 : 风筝 – Gallery Beijing Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

Ha Yi Qi’s kites are created in a wide range of styles, each with different symbolic meaning, and suited for different flying conditions.

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Kites: Ha Yi Qi 哈亦琦 : 风筝 – Artist At Work Beijing Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

The Beijing style of kite making involves very intricate decorative patterns with symbolic meanings. There are eight types of kites, each with a different structure and purpose, and suited to different conditions for flying. Kites like those made by Ha ...

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Kites: Ha Yi Qi 哈亦琦 : 风筝 – Workshop Beijing Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

Ha’s family has made kites for over 160 years, and Ha Yiqi is a fourth generation kite maker. His great-grandfather was fascinated by kites. While he was working in a restaurant, he bought a kite and learned how to make ...

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Yo-Yos: Zhang Guo Liang 张国良 – Cultural Heritage Beijing Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Families have used yo-yos for fun and recreation for over two thousand years. Although they are called “yo-yos” in the West, the traditional Chinese name for them appropriately means “empty bamboo.” According to one story, the yo-yos that Mr. Zhang ...

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Yo-Yos: Zhang Guo Liang 张国良 – Gallery Beijing Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Here you can view an assortment of yo-yos, made from varying materials, as well as see them in action!

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Yo-Yos: Zhang Guo Liang 张国良 – Artist At Work Beijing Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Variety is key to yo-yos, and their sizes and shapes have grown more diverse with time. While yo-yos were originally made solely from bamboo, other materials are often used now. Since 1990, the diameters of yo-yos have increased. Zhang makes ...

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Yo-Yos: Zhang Guo Liang 张国良 – Introduction Beijing Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Zhang Guo Liang learned to make yo-yos (空竹) from his family and is a third generation artist of the craft. At one point his grandfather supported his family by making yo-yos. He is one of 54 artists in his Beijing ...

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Dough Figures: Zhang Bao Lin – Cultural Heritage Beijing Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

The tradition of dough figures stems from the ancient art of making mud dolls and toys. With dough, however, the work can be much more highly detailed. Originally people used the figures as toys but they now have evolved into ...

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