china edition


National Arts & Crafts Museum

Many items suggest otherwise, particularly large chunks of jade painstakingly carved into monuments to bad taste, and ceramic statues of arhats picking the wax from their ears.

But it's a good introduction to traditional crafts and where they are produced in China. Striking exhibits include clay figurines from Jiangsu, cloisonne from Beijing, lacquerware from Fujian, and ceramics from Jingdezhen, which predictably steal the show.