Huishan clay figurines made in Wuxi in Jiangsu Province are one of the well-known folk arts in China for its succinct design, bright color and vivid image.
It is said that Huishan clay figurines have a history of over 1,000 years, originating in the Northern and Southern Dynasties Period (386-581). It reached the peak during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). By the end of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), a lot of specialized workshops emerged, and the figures usually molded on the opera figures, Chinese zodiac animals, etc. These little clay figures are not only very cute and colorful, but also full of cultural connotations in them.
This two clay figurines are made of the black and sticky soil, painted on its surface by craftsmen. Both of them are the symbols of happiness and good luck. You may choose them as room decorations in your house or give your kids as a gift. Clay figurine dimensions: 2"3/4?Â¯?Â¿?Â½2"1/4?Â¯?Â¿?Â½5"1/8 Preparation Time: 2-3 working days