Tag Results for: Toys  Found: 34 Results

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

Through images in this gallery, you may watch up close as Zhang Bao Lin contructs his dough figures step-by-step.

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Dough Figures: Zhang Bao Lin – Artist At Work Beijing Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

The artist begins with dough made from rice flour, water, and honey. Many times watercolors are either added to the dough mixture or simply painted on to add color. He starts to form his figures with a limited palette of ...

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

Zhang Bao Lin lives and works in a modern high-rise in central Beijing, but his talent and passion stem from over 2,000 years of tradition and culture. Zhang creates extremely intricate and delicate dough figures from his home and studio ...

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

Peng’s daughter helps her knead the wheat dough to make wedding knots. Taking the dough from a large gourd bowl, Peng weighs out two 1½ kilogram portions of dough and shapes them into two long cylinders. Then she weaves the ...

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

Folk artist Peng Yingben learned to make wedding knots, a traditional Chinese wedding gift, from her mother when she was ten years old. Creating wedding knots is a family tradition, as Peng’s mother learned the craft from her grandmother. The ...

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