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She Huo
¡°She Huo¡± is a kind of traditional folk collective recreation activity, as it originated in the Tang period, previously known as ¡°She Hu¡± that adopted the meaning to overcome evil, pray for the best, and harvest bountiful, safe for people and livestock. As well it was once the ancient ritual performance. Opera facial expression has preserved several ancient fable images, and the the composition of ¡°She Huo¡± facial expression was exaggeratedly portrayed the five sense organs aimed to express a lot the person¡¯s inner heart world prominently. Such kind of art emphasizes on the color-comparison, open-minded. The art can be traced back to ancient Nuo dance, and the Tang Dynasty in lieu of face, but retain many ancient myths images. Sketches, coloring, pay attention brow, eyes, mouth decoration, as it is based on the character and appearance features, exaggeration to describe the way the site facial features and skin color, then highlight the performance figures of various inner essence, emphasizing color contrast feelings and uninhibited, with a strong symbolic nature. Shaanxi community ¡°She Huo¡± mask, a monkey with its lustrous color, feel Honesty style, Briefly peculiar art form has demonstrated the profound traditional Chinese opera.

Bellyband
Bellyband is a traditional body costume shaped like the front of the vest with a cloth belt above the neck and the two sides are in a belt around waist. It is of practical value to avoid stomach caught cold. Adults wear inside clothes while children in hot days wear outside. Different patterns that broidered on are of various symbolic meanings. Most of which related good meanings as couple conjugal love, harvest and prosperous offsprings etc. They are really attached a lot on Chinese traditional culture.

Qinqiang
As famous as Beijing Opera, Qinqiang is the most typical local opera in Shaanxi province. Not as a kind of traditional opera as what we thought to be, but more like a sort of larruping opera of local yodeling. Such type of singing was derived from the fields and countryside surrounding Xian that could be traced back to the time when locals used to shout to each other across the fields developed a song system bit by bit aimed to convey messages.
Among locals it is a kind of entertainment especially for elderly residents in Xian where parks and riverbanks are their wonderful choices to practice; while for professionals, the performances are put on at the Chang¡¯an Grand Theatre usually.
Qinqiang mask is based on the drama figures, now it has formed into a set of standardized art performance techniques which indicate a lot the figure¡¯s characteristics through colors, such as red stands for loyalty, pink for wicked etc. It is not only a delicate artwork but also important data on researching Qinqiang and local features.
Mimic of Qin Bronze Chariot and Horse
After many years¡¯ concentrated study and repeated experiments, Qin Bronze Chariot and Horse copies of artists have been successfully imitated the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor unearthed 1st a 2nd Bronze Chariot and Horse. Imitations loyalist faces are lifelike, enough to be taken as real, as well had been greatly appreciated by the industry and the vast number of Chinese and foreign tourists. They have been recognized as art treasures stored. Bronze Chariot and Horse copies have been selected as gifts presented to heads of state and foreign governments.

Tang Tri-colored Pottery
The originality of pottery tomb figures could be traced back to China's Spring and Autumn and Warring States period alone, but most are black and monochromatic. Not until the Tang Dynasty would be a colorful and bright glazed tri-colored figures, called ¡°Tang Tri-colored Pottery¡±. This glazing in the burned-imposed sauce appears of yellow, green and blue and then fired from. ¡°Tang Tri-colored Pottery¡± with a high artistic level, exaggerated but not distortion, concise and fullness, and looked vividly. Xi'an artistic ceramics workshops and other units, adopting to the unique local conditions, combining traditional techniques and modern technology to copy the tri-colored displays, tri-colored horses, tri-colored camels that of unique artistic style and charm. All of which are regarded as treasured collections by tourists both home and abroad.

Imitations of the Forest of Stone Steles Rubbings
Forest of Stone Steles rubbings that collected are from the Han to Qing dynasty with the total number up to more than 2400 cases. It is here that a calligraphy assembling place. Steles rubbing have become welcomed tourist souvenirs for tourists and calligraphy lovers. Xian Cultural Relic protection government has produced the extension part of famous stone original inscription. Many tourists travel to Xi'an, painstaking buy some, or donated friends, or framed and hung in the main hall shows, antique, is fun enough.

Folk Paper-Cut
As a traditional folk art form of China, paper-cut has turned out to be a popular product that received various nationalities love. Among them, the Northern Shaanxi paper-cut is particularly attracted much attention. Northern Shaanxi paper-cut is of typical Qin and Han style that not only delicacy but also wild generous. In recent years, northern Shaanxi paper-cutting artist has visited foreign countries in 2000 and caused a sensation.
Shaanxi Peasant Paintings
Shaanxi peasant paintings are original paintings in the community, so that much of them are drawing materials from daily life that of ordinaries, animals, birds, flowers, beautiful compositions concise, focus on the number of colors, pursuit of strong visual effect, strongly local customs, and has developed a unique artistic style as well be valued a lot by foreign tourists and experts. Shaanxi farmer paintings mainly in the Guanzhong Huxian, Ansai and Luochuan, Shaanxi province. Huxian known as "hometown of peasant painting" with more than 2,000 farmers born artist, Many outstanding works as the Museum collections at home and abroad.

Jade Carvings
Xian Jade Carvings could be traced far back to the Qin and Han periods, which had possessed highly developed technology then. Xianyang unearthed "white marble horse," "Jade Cow" found in Weinan and unearthed etc. from which we can see the process of Shaanxi superb carved level. As the oriental art treasures, the Jade Carvings as well up to the standard of highly light color that give prominence to the art characteristics of Chinese jade.
Flower Steamed Bread
The flour making was popular in Guanzhong and Shaanbei, which were called as flower steamed bread in locals. It is a kind of unique local featured artwork that used for several occasions as marriage, celebration etc. They were made in different forms and styles. The flower steamed bread requires certain skills that persons with highly level techniques could make well delicated and ametabolic ones.

Shadow Puppet
Shadow Puppet also called ¡°light shadow drama¡± with another entitled name ¡°Foundation of the film¡±. One of the traditional folk drama originated in the Han Dynasty (200 BC) and prospered in Sui Tang and Song Dynasties. And gradually penetrated into Western countries in 13th century.it was able to perform integrity, vivid story of the Three Kingdoms only in Song Dynasty. Song recorded some of life¡¯s works such as ¡°Tokyo Beautiful Dream¡±, ¡°Dream Beam¡± etc. Reference to the Song Dynasty (mainly the Southern Song Dynasty) movie in the making, with the exception of some well-known artists, Southern Hangzhou even ¡°painted leather community¡±, the movie tissue. Shaanxi is the birthplace of shadow puppets; particularly in the Guanzhong area (Xi'an) is widely broad, traditional opera are of several hundred and singing alone dozens of species. Shaanxi is the birthplace of shadow puppets; particularly in the Guanzhong Area.

Green Porcelain

Green Porcelain of Yaozhou again makes reappearance of the ceramic glaze then in Song Dynasty. Diverse decoration, pictures major in animals and plants, all give us fresh mind and delicate visual impact. Such kind of porcelain are used in different forms as tableware, tea sets and ordinary family decorations etc. which were all deeply fond both domestic and foreign as Chinese traditional artworks.

 


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