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Porcelain

China is famous for its porcelain wares, also known as china. Chinese porcelain was and is exported to many nations and can be very valuable.

Chinese Scroll Painting

The art of Chinese scroll painting dates back at least 4,000 years. This art form is considered by many people as the aesthetic high point of Chinese culture.

Chinese Seal

Visitors to China might be amazed at the many souvenir shops that offer seal-engraving, often creating the seals within 15 minutes.

Silk products

Silk products from China are popular around the world and are known for their material variety and diverse colors.

Snuff bottles

The Chinese began to use snuff bottles to hold powdered tobacco during the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912).

Tea

Chinese tea is available in hundreds of varieties. These can be classified into five categories: green tea, black tea, brick tea, scented tea, and oolong tea.

Chinese Wood-block Print

Since the end of Ming dynasty and in the Qing dynasty, Suzhou Tao-hua-wu wood-cut was recognized as one of China's excellent works of art.

Chinese Wool Carpets

Large carpets, particularly large wool carpets, were not used in China until comparatively recent times.
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