Hangzhou is in the southern part of the fertile
Jiahu Plain. Since ancient times, the industrious people of Hangzhou
have developed and produced various famous and special products with
Known as a "home of silk," Hangzhou has a
history of silk weaving for more than 2,000 years and made a reputation
by the Tang time. The gorgeous silk products come out in 1,000odd varieties
of more than a dozen kinds, including silk, satin, damask, grosgrain,
Longjing tea, the best quality green tea in China, began to be grown
in the hills by West Lake 1,200 years ago. The tea leaves are emerald
green, send forth a strong aroma, and have a pleasant taste and beautiful
Wang Xing Fan
Fan making began as early as the Southern Song Dynasty. Since the Ming
and Qing regimes, the fan, silk, and Longjing tea have been cited as
the "three excellent products from Hangzhou." The most renowned
are the black-paper and sandalwood fans.
Zhang Xiaoquan Scissors
As the No. 1 famous product in China's scissors-making industry, the
scissors are characterized by a fine workmanship, an even mounting of
steel on the blades and sharp edges.
has bamboo ribs and a silk covering. It is light and the covering is
as thin as cicada's wings. It is for practical use and can be kept as
a handicraft as well.