Lanterns are widely used in China, in particular during celebrations and festivals. Celebrated on the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month, the Lantern Festival traditionally marks the end of the Chinese New Year Spring Festival period. It’s Friday, March 2 in 2018.
Bolang Gu usually consists of one double-headed drum, a rod located at the bottom of the drum, and two pellets which are individually connected to the side of drum by a short cord. When you hold the rod and start twisting it back and forth, the pellets will strike the drum in a rhythmic fashion.
The decorative headdress of the Hani or Akha people are decorated by their owner and each is unique. Silver coins, monkey fur, and dyed chicken feathers are just a few of the things that might decorate the headdress.
A simple 6 piece wooden puzzle from the Children of the World Tuzzles range. The puzzle depicts a Chinese child, wearing a traditional Tangzhuang shirt and holding a lantern.
The cheongsam, also known as a qipao, is a close-fitting dress that originated in 1920s Shanghai. There are many different designs of the cheongsam including those with short-capped sleeves, long fur lined sleeves and sleeveless.
Chau Gongs are what most people think of when they think of a Chinese Gong. Sometimes called a Bullseye Gong, Chao Gong, or Chow Gong, Chau Gongs have a black outer edge and a black center and are lathed in the mid section to expose the shiny bronze.
A Tangzhuang is a variant of a traditional Chinese jacket. The tangzhuang is sometimes translated as a Tang Suit or Jacket.
The Tang Suits basic style includes a Mandarin collar, front opening and knotted Chinese buttons. Shoulder pads are inserted for better fit.
Tang suits are made in different colours, most commonly red, dark blue, gold and black. One common design is the usage of Chinese characters to spread good luck and wishes.