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Chengdu Lacquer Ware


It refers to daily utensils, arts and crafts that are painted by lacquer, the natural paint which is resistant to the heat, moisture and corrosion and can be formulated into different brilliant colors.The Bashu region have been the main place of producing lacquer and cinnabar, also raw materials for lacquer wares since ancient times. So, Chengdu becomes the center of lacquer-ware producing area in Sichuan, and Chengdu lacquer ware originating from Shang Dynasty is now one of the National Intangible Cultural Heritage of China.


It takes natural lacquer and wood asraw materials and is famous for its durability against corrosion and aging,colors, designs, smoothness and luster. Most are handmade through various techniquesand crafts, making the finished handicrafts the combination of art and practicality.