Wood / Bamboo

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Wood / Bamboo


Given that the lower technological requirements and its usefulness, wood and bamboo are the primary raw materials among ancient Chinese people.

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Chinese Timber-framed Structures 木結構建築
Standing as distinctive symbols of Chinese architectural culture, timber-framed structures are found throughout the country. The wooden components such as the columns, beams, purlins, lintel and bracket sets are connected by tenon joints in a…

Marionette Puppetry 木偶
Marionettes on strings or wire like the old time Pinocchio or as in the picture to the right were once popular in the China before the advent of motion pictures.

Puppet art is a medium of performance with puppets. How is the puppet produced? It is…

Pipa 琵琶
The Pipa is a four-stringed Chinese musical instrument, belonging to the plucked category of instruments. Sometimes called the Chinese lute, the instrument has a pear-shaped wooden body with a varying number of frets ranging from 12 to 26. According…

Dizi 笛子
The dizi is a Chinese transverse flute, a major Chinese musical instrument.

Erhu 二胡
The erhu is a bowed spike-lute chordophone of the Han Chinese (‘er’ means two; ‘hu’ originally meant ‘barbarian,’ but now ‘fiddle’).

​Bolang Gu 撥浪鼓
The rattle-drum is one of the oldest and most traditional toys in China.

Ink Brush 毛筆
Ink brushes were used for calligraphy. It is believed that the ink brush was invented around Zhou Dynasty (1046 BC - 256 BC). The hairs of a common ink brush would be made out of goat, rabbit, mouse, pig, buffalo, wolf or Siberian weasel. To produce…
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