Jiangsu Province has a long history in the
production of handicrafts known in and outside of China for their great
varieties, goo quality, and fine workmanship.
Known locally as jadepatterned agate, the stones have a solid quality
and are widely collected. People put them in water jars or in the painting
studios to beautify life. The stones can also be carved into art works.
Suzhou embroidery has a long history and features
fine workmanship. There are reversible embroidery, doublesided different
colored embroidery, and doublesided embroidery with different patterns
in different colors.
It is a timehonored, sumptuous, high-grade ornament.
There are six kinds of lacquerware, including carved red lacquerware
inlaid with jade, lacquerware with bone or stone inlay, red lacquerware,
and lacquerware h motherofpearl inlay. The products come out in more
than 500 varieties.
The Wuxi Clay
The craftsmen of Wuxi use clay from Huishan Hill to make figures, birds,
and animals by means of artistic exaggeration.
The Yixing Purple Sand Pottery
Pottery making has a history of over 5,000 years in Yixing. The products
are made of purple sand (red clay) unique to Yixing and then baked.
Simple and unsophisticated in shape, they are articles for daily use
and ornaments as well.