chinese folk art


Chinese Cross-stitch 十字绣: It’s not just for old people, you know?



Chinese Cross-stitch 十字绣: It’s not just for old people, you know?

“Cross-stitch is a popular form of counted-thread embroidery in which X-shaped stitches in a tiled, raster-like pattern are used to form a picture. Cross-stitch is often executed on easily countable evenweave fabric called aida cloth. (Wikipedia.com)”

Cross stitch is one …

Cross-stitched shoe insoles 十字绣鞋垫: Make your shoes look better from the inside than from the outside



Cross-stitched shoe insoles 十字绣鞋垫: Make your shoes look better from the inside than from the outside

Because I am really into the cross-stitch art, last year my aunty (大姨) introduced me to another embroidery art which seems to be very popular in Niuji village where my in-laws live.

I have seen some Chinese insoles stitched with …

Chinese Folk Art: Wang Binghua, one of the last traditional Paper Cutting 剪纸 masters in China



Chinese Folk Art: Wang Binghua, one of the last traditional Paper Cutting 剪纸 masters in China

Who knew it just takes one scissor and some paper to create amazing art? I have seen a lot of Chinese paper cutting pieces. Sold in different shops to tourists, hung on windows and walls in small Chinese villages, printed …


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