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The art of ornamentation
Chinese-style
Light, soft, easy to cut and transport, silk
is the favored medium for Chinese com-
positions.
Painting on silk, dating back to 476 BC,
originally served to decorate calligraphy
artwork.
The decorative creations would be hung
on wal s. They could depict a poem; this
is a calligraphy, adorned with a painting,
An art of exotic
a dragon combined with its calligraphy
and natural refinement
symbol, or horses, bamboo, flowers, and
Exotic refinement decorates everyday ob-
birds, which are the preferred decorative
jects.
themes of the Chinese.
Chinese silks, finely embroidered by hand,
Chinese paper lanterns, highly prized in
represent landscapes, flowers, and ani-
Western interiors, originally served to sim-
mals, and adorn clothing or sheer curtains
ply protect candles from blowing out and
used in homes.
to diffuse their light more evenly.
Painted porcelain, known in the west for
holding sake, and also lacquer ware, be-
came trendy in 1973 and found a home
in modern interiors.
Natural, Chinese lacquer is a resin, heated
and liquefied in order to be applied to
wood.Lacquer can be dyed or mixed with
gold powder, carved plates, mother-of-
pearl, pearl, or feathers.
Lacquer can be found on furniture, jewelry
boxes, and decorative plates.
In order to complete the change and
They would then become a medium for
confirm exoticism indoors, warm and exo-
artistic creations. The most well-known
tic natural materials replace cold materials
are red, oval, adorned with golden pom-
like plastic and steel.
pons. used during festivities or to deco-
Fabric, wood, rattan, bamboo, and wic-
rate palaces, they evoke rare, precious
ker find a special place in decoration.
moments.
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