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As a famous historical, cultural and historical city in China, Chengde is not only has profound cultural heritage, but also teems with a variety of unique folk arts and crafts. Chengde boasts a lot of special tour souvenirs such as Teng’s Cloth-Pasted Painting which is regarded as a “unique talent of Cathay”, Fengning Paper-cutting, Chengde Woodcaving, Summer Resort Hanging Brocade, Porcelain Carved Art, as well as wood chip carvings. You are provided with many options should you wish to buy local specialties or just do some leisurely window shopping.
Teng’s Cloth-Pasted Painting
One of the most popular products with tourists visiting Chengde is Teng’s Cloth-Pasted Painting invented by the famous folk artist Teng Teng, which is regarded as a “unique talent of Cathay”. It is a style of painting combining brushwork with sculpture, embroidery, paperhanging, and paper-cutting. It is popular in using materials, magnificent in colors, exquisite in workmanship, vivid in pictures, special in subjects and suitable for collecting etc. Either the figure, scenery or birds, flowers, fishes, insects could be painted in a picture. It makes full use of the effect of perspective in oil painting, also the character of Chinese traditional painting. It has not only the colorful appearance of Gongbi Picture but also the style of cloth-pasted picture. There are representative works are "Dragon and Phoenix Wall", "The Peerless Cloth-pasted Temple", "The Magic Phoenix Bottle" and "Daweide's Fear of Buddha" etc. These attractive paintings can be hung on the wall or laid on a table as a truly wonderful decoration.
Flourishing in the year of Emperor Qianlong (1736-1795) in the Qing Dynasty, Fengning Paper-cutting is a long-history characteristic souvenir of Chengde. Traditionally, it was a decorations adhibited on the windows in the spring festival for its happiness. It uses the exaggeration and deformation to form a new idea, full of dense native atmosphere. The character is the leading of the relief cutting that is accompanied by the intaglio cutting. In the composition, lines are the leading ones that are accompanied by sides. The themes are mainly animals, folk legends, opera figures, which can be painted in mixed color or a single one. The pattern is plain and appears to all. In 1984, two local Paper-cut craftsmen were invited to "Disneyland" to show the paper cutting and enjoyed a great fame. After that, the Fengning Papper-cutting walked toward the world.
Chengde Wood Chip Carvings
Wood chip is the scrap with marks and grains on them. But their shape is natural. So they can be used as the new material for handicrafts. The wood chip carving is made of its own natural feature. It focuses on the natural harmony and pure beauty. The wood chip carving is a new style of artistic creation and the representative words include Peddling and Heavy-jowled and Potbellied etc.
Chengde Wood Carving
Chengde Wood Carvings, an artistic masterpiece that is based on the traditional wood carving arts, use the unique and precious wood as the material and have the distinct local artistic character. Walking sticks, furniture, screens and other handicraft made from rare wood from the mountains are elaborately wrought by the wood craftsmen. The craftsmen also use the elm The craftsmen use the elm, Chinese catalpa, apricot and linden as the material to carry them into the shapes of the kang table, round table, square table, side table and sofa bed etc. The center surface of the table is inlaid with the beautiful pieces of elm and orange Chinese catalpa carvings. The grain is beautiful and varied. The surface of the table uses wood chips of different colors to form the varied three-dimensional pattern. And around the pattern, the scenery, ancient building, hills and stones of Yanshan Mountain in Chengde are carved.
Summer Resort Hanging Brocade
The summer Resort Hanging Brocade takes the representation forms of Chinese traditional Zhongtang Drawing. The French grey or light yellow satin was pains a group of landscape garden buildings by exquisite technique. Pavilions and attics, fountain and waterfall, everything should be there. The design due is graceful and refreshing. It uses the typical reality –writing technique in the court pictures with remarkable regional features and bright national styles.
Chengde Porcelain Carving
Although with a not long history, Chengde Porcelain Carving have profound effective for Chengde Folk Arts. Choosing blue or white porcelain plate as the main material, the themes of the pictures drawn on the plate are mainly characters, calligraphy, landscape, animals and flowers etc, insipidity and elegantly.
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