Traditional Chinese Folk Prints
Traditional Chinese folk prints are a huge part of the culture
in Culture. The prints help describe the traditional stories, legends and the normal lives of Chinese
people. The Chinese Folk Art has been popular with people living in the city and people living in the country have an interest in the art.
Generally the prints are manufactured by wooden blocks and are touched up by clear lines and beautiful colours.
To make a print you
*draw and trace
*engrave the blocks
The finished product of the prints is woodcut prints and Chinese
Traditional New Year
The Chinese people liked to celebrate New Year by making prints
representing the New Year. These prints were one of the most popular of some of
the Chinese Folk Prints. This procedure is the most popular in urban areas
throughout China. The day before the celebration, the Chinese families and
peoples in their houses would clean and tidy up their houses and put beautiful
folk prints on lots of items around their houses such as windows.
The Prints imitate the door gods, the Kitchen god, and the God
of wealth of gets rid of evil and accepts good luck. This is why the Chinese
households in the urban areas hang up prints on doors and kitchens or windows.
The Chinese characters on the prints that are used the most are the characters
that represent good fortune and luck and lastingness.