中国传统材料图书馆 Chinese Traditional Material Library
Chinese Traditional Material Library is basic on Bamboo,Silk,Mud,Matel,Wood and other Chinese Craft.
Chinese bamboo flute is the most popular instrument. Bamboo flute produced in southern Chinese regions such as Yuhang Hangzhou. There are more than 100 bamboo flute workshops in Zhongtai Yuhang. Like Ding Zhigang craft man is from Yuhang , has started his career when he was 16. By far he has got 28 years' experience in crafting bamboo flute.
It takes almost 40 procedures to create a bamboo flute. Setting the tone is the key procedure of crafting bamboo flute and it relies on the size and inner diameter of the bamboo chosen.
Making a paper umbrella requires at least 70 steps to produce a well crafted oil paper umbrella. In general the paper umbrella process can be divided into four main steps:
Firstly, bamboo is selected. Secondly, The bamboo is crafted and soaked in water. It is then dried in the sun, drilled, threaded and assembled into a skeleton. Thirdly, Paper is cut and glued onto the skeleton. It is trimmed, oiled, and exposed to sunlight. Lastly, patterns are painted onto the umbrella.
Production requires skilled hands and technique as well as personal experience. Training to become a master in oil paper umbrella manufacture requires an apprenticeship and a great deal of practice. The tools are made by professional blacksmiths. Ms Dai, a master of weaving umbrellas from Yuhang .The tool in use is succeeded from Dai’s mother-in-law,who gave it to Dai as a wedding gift.
50 years ago ,the output of Yuhang Paper Umbrella amounted to 500 thousand a year.
Enamel is mainly consists of metal and glaze . The main process of making the product is that making the shape of metal , glazing it , then burning it in the stove .
Bolu Enamel Factory is since 1983, which is Located in the riverside of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. In this year , “FLEKA” tables were made in there by PINWU designer , which was exhibited in Milano Design weeks .