I often hear people comment about EVERYTHING made in China and sometimes even hear “that crap” comes from China.
I guess I am a little sensitive to comments like that after having lived there. I love China and the culture and people and appreciate so much the labor and skill that goes in to much of what comes from China. There is so much we don’t know or understand.
I regularly get posts and news of artisans making, creating or perfecting their handiwork. There are so many unique things made in China. The Chinese people are VERY talented and highly skilled at what they do!
Here are just a few examples that I’ve enjoyed lately.
Spring Festival is right around the corner and 2017 is the YEAR of the Rooster so many things are rooster themed…
A rooster carving from butter!
Rooster art made with colourful grains
Roosters handprinted on eggs
Rooster from palm
A rooster in the snow on a football field at a University in Northern China
And then there’s the light festivals that are so elaborate
And the snow and ice carvings that take weeks to do ( I have seen these in person and it’s amazing)
How about this art work done with a ball point pen? I LOVE these.
This is just a small taste…
I am missing China so much these days as I talk to my friends and see these pictures. Spring Festival aka Chinese New Year was one of my MOST favourite times to be there.