• Technique of Beijing cloisonné-enamels

    Technique of Beijing cloisonné-enamels

    The enameling of vases, bowls, dishes, boxes, decorated with refined designs, and bright colors is a marvelous and ancestral art andcraft from Beijing.

  • Chinese Snuff Bottles

    Chinese Snuff Bottles

    Snuff bottles were made to be held and so, they have a soft and charming tactile quality. They were first functional objects, but soon became little wonders so much appreciated by collectors.

  • Chinese pottery and the invention of porcelain

    Chinese pottery and the invention of porcelain

    Chinese porcelain was born from a millennial expertise in ceramics. Nowhere in the world has pottery assumed such pride and reputation as in China, and has been exported all over the world.

  • Thangka. Tibetan Buddhist Painting

    Thangka. Tibetan Buddhist Painting

    Tangka are a type of complex artworks, beautiful art objects, full of mystery, spirituality and peace. They are created to be used in devotional meditation, in places of worship or in private homes.

  • Chinese furniture-woods species

    Chinese furniture-woods species

    The most precious woods are renowned for their hardness, but many other species are appreciated for their specific qualities, colour, grain, perfume. Elm is traditionally the most widely used species.

  • History of Silk

    History of Silk

    The history of silk started in China about 3000 years BC. Production technique and weaving were one of the best kept secrets. China has maintained its monopoly for centuries.

  • Nephrite, imperial jade, a millennial art

    Nephrite, imperial jade, a millennial art

    Jade has been used for thousands of years in China and is considered one of the most treasured materials in Chinese culture. Depending on each time period, it has been an ornamental or funerary art, a fashion and culture phenomenon. Philosophers, scholars and poets have always celebrated its beauty and its symbolism.