Our social mission is to partner with various local artisans spanning different ethnicity on projects they believe will help their communities thrive. They have always been our stars, we're here to simply play a supportive role in helping them accomplish their goals and let the world find out their brillant handiwork.
We do this by colleborating with them directly to initiate projects they believe aim to bring about economic prosperity, cultural preservation, and community well-being for their own ethnic group.
We sustainably source interesting products from over 20 different ethnic groups so far including the Tibetans, the Uyghur, the Miao, and the Yi etc. Oriental handicrafts encompass a wide range of intricate and aesthetically pleasing creations. They embody the values of diversed culture, intellectual wisdom and delicate handcraftmanship. At Glorious Collection, we try our best to preserve and promote the vanishing handiwork.
Top 10 intangible cultural heritage in China
Ceramics, encompassing both pottery and porcelain, are artistic crafts made from clay and porcelain clay through processes like mixing and molding. Traditional Chinese ceramic art is renowned worldwide for its exceptional quality and artistic value.
Embroidery, also known as needlework, involves using colored threads to create designs on textiles by stitching. With a history of at least two to three thousand years, embroidery is one of China's traditional folk handicrafts. It is highly regarded internationally and is a representative of Chinese cultural art.
Chinese knots are unique handwoven crafts that reflect the delicacy and wisdom of ancient Chinese civilization. They originated from ancient times when people used knots to mend clothes. Over time, they evolved into decorative art. Chinese knots symbolize unity, happiness, and safety, and their intricate craftsmanship is loved by the masses.
Jade carving is one of China's oldest forms of sculpture. Through meticulous design and refinement, artisans transform jade stones into exquisite art pieces. Chinese jade carvings enjoy a high reputation globally.
Liu Li (Glass)
Liu Li, characterized by its flowing and colorful hues, possesses qualities of crystalline clarity and dazzling radiance. The ancient Chinese initially crafted liu li using byproducts obtained during the casting of bronze objects. These byproducts were refined and processed to create liu li. In ancient times, liu li was reserved for imperial use, and the techniques for producing liu li that were passed down among the common people were very limited. As a result, during that era, people regarded liu li as even more precious than jade artifacts.
Cloisonné, known as "copper wire inlay enamel," is a renowned traditional Chinese craft. With origins dating back to the Ming Dynasty, it involves intricate processes such as designing, wire inlaying, enameling, firing, polishing, and gold plating.
Traditional bamboo weaving boasts a rich history, symbolizing the diligent efforts of the Chinese people. From the Neolithic period to the Ming and Qing Dynasties, bamboo weaving has developed comprehensively.
Traditional crafts serve as bridges between the past and the future, acting as vital links in cultural heritage. From Chinese porcelain, silk, and wax dyeing to folk crafts like paper-cutting, wood carving, and embroidery, these crafts hold historical, regional, and cultural significance. They embody our nation's wisdom and serve as unique cultural symbols.
Wood carving is a form of sculpture, often referred to as "folk art" in our country. The art of wood carving in China dates back to the Neolithic period, with the discovery of wooden fish carvings from the Hemudu culture in Yuyao, Zhejiang, over seven thousand years ago. By the Tang Dynasty, the craft of wood carving had reached its peak of development.
Chinese paper cutting is a folk art that involves using scissors or knives to cut patterns on paper, used for embellishing life or complementing other cultural activities. The earliest known paper cutting works in China are the five circular floral paper cuts from the Northern Dynasties period. During the Tang Dynasty, paper cutting experienced a significant period of growth, and in the Southern Song Dynasty, there emerged professional artisans specializing in paper cutting. It is deeply intertwined with various cultural activities, making it one of the most richly symbolic artistic forms in Chinese folk history and culture.
Lacquer refers to the application of lacquer coatings. The earliest known lacquerware is a red lacquered bowl with a wooden base discovered at the Hemudu archaeological site. This craft is an invention of the Chinese people and constitutes a significant part of lacquerware production, encompassing a variety of techniques, from lacquer application to painting, from pasting to inlaying, from incising text to multicolored decoration, from layering lacquer to carved lacquer. China's lacquer art, developed and achieved over thousands of years, has had a profound impact on lacquerware craftsmanship worldwide.