Made of silk, Beijing silk figurines are considered traditional folk art in Beijing, with a history of more than a thousand years.
A silk figurine is a kind of human-shaped handmade artwork which were crafted from the maids in traditional Chinese folktales, characters in operas and folk dances. After employing a variety of techniques such as molding, painting, costume, props, decoration, and more, the vivid silk figurine is completed after the craftsmen delivers the finishing touches. A combination of natural silk and yarn fabrics bring this artistic treasure to life.
The Beijing silk figurine is not only a promotion of the traditional Chinese art, but the embodiment of the profound culture of traditional Chinese folk craftsmanship, being a valuable source for the research of its history.
(Note: Content source is from visitingbeijing.com.)