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Chaozhou embedded porcelain

Chaozhou embedded porcelain originated during the reign of Emperor Wanli (1573-1620) in the Ming Dynasty. Artisans trim and embed colourful porcelain strips to decorate buildings.

Fengxi red clay kettle

Fengxi red clay kettle originated in the middle of the Qing Dynasty. It is made from local red clay and undergoes nearly 60 producing steps before one kettle is finally made.

Enamel vessel

The enamel vessel was mainly used by the royal household. With red bronze, zinc, tin, colour enamel, and gold as its material, it is expensive and complex to make such a vessel.

Shiwan pottery

Shiwan pottery can be dated back as early as the Neolithic Age. It can be categorized into figure sculptures, animal sculptures, household utensils and miniature sculptures.

Guangdong paper-cut

The major themes of Guangdong paper-cut include happiness, exercise, longevity, as well as immortals, historical stories and animals.

Guangdong lion dance

The lion dance combines dance, martial arts and music. The lion has always been considered as a propitious animal from ancient times. Thus the lion is indispensable for celebrations or festival activities.

Foshan colorful lantern

Foshan colorful lanterns are all made by handwork. Its hundreds of decorative patterns, mainly symbols of happiness and harvest, all come from folk stories.

Xiangyun gauze

Xiangyun gauze is first dyed by juice from plants, and then covered by pond silt for further chemical changes.


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