Zhangjiajie ShoppingAs a mountainous city, Zhangjiajie boasts many of local products grown on the mountain, such as kiwi fruit, Qingyan green tea, lobster flower-scented green tea, pine mushrooms and wild arrowroot starch.
Laran is a traditional folk craftwork in Chinese Tu Minority. The batik is one of the three printing crafts in old China. No matter in villages or stockaded villages of Zhangjiajie, girls learn batik from when they are a child. The skills often are devoluted generation after generation. In most Zhangjiajie villages, every family has its own wax knives and dye vats.
The batik usually is made by women. They can draw all kinds of fancy pictures on cloth optionally. And the cloth is the handmade cloth by them. The Tu Minority batik is lovely in style. And the patterns are from the natural elements such as flowers, birds, fish and insects and people"s daily works and activities. The batik can be made into clothes and bags etc.
Zhangjiajie Tu Minority Stickup Drawings
Tu Minority Stickup Drawings refer to affixing materials on a three-ply to form into a fine picture. This is a unique drawing method which adopts the absolutely natural resources. Materials for the pictures are sandstone, bark, bamboo shoot shell and rags.
These pictures with no paper, no paint, no brush, no prepared Chinese ink are natural pictures. Tu Minority Stickup Drawings present people the landscape of Zhangjiajie and the life styles of the old villages. The Tu Minority stickup pictures are very popular among tourist both inside and abroad.
Zhangjiajie Tu Minority Brocade
Tu Minority Brocade is also called Xilankap. It is a absolutely necessary item in Tu Minority daily lives. Tu Minority people can not live without the brocade. Tu Minority brocade can be made into clothes and décor. They are nice gifts among Tu Minority. It is now made into varied craftworks and is very popular among tourists. It is one of the best souvenirs in Zhangjiajie for shopping.
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