Chinese Arts and Crafts: The Palace Embroidery Inheritance

Palace embroidery, an ancient Chinese traditional embroidery process, is a general term for various embroidery products centered in Beijing. It began to flourish since Ming and Qing Dynasties, and it was mainly used for the court decoration [...]

Chinese Arts and Crafts: The Art of Copper

In Hangzhou, there is an old copperhouse entirely made of copper which belongs to Zhu Bingren. His family has been coppersmiths for five generations. When reaching its melting point, 1083°, the hard metal turns into soft liquid. Zhu Bingren [...]