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2.Art appreciation and collectable
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Shaan'an handmade shadow figure
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Chinese shadow play has a long history; it said that shadow play emerged in the Han Dynasty (200 BC). There is a story about it. Emperor Wu, a very famous emperor of the Han Dynasty, he Contracted a disease because of missing his favorite concubine after her death. In order to keep the emperor healthy, a man in the royal palace cut the paper into the concubine’ figure, then he put the figure after the curtain with lights behind. After Emperor watching that, he was likely to see his favorite concubine and his disease got cured gradually. This is the embryo of Shadow Play, and later developed into leather, matching with music and singing, gradually, it formed Shadow Play. Chinese Shadow Play flourished in the Sui and Tang Dynasties and it got its heyday in the Song Dynasty. Chinese Shadow Play Art is a very popular folk art among the whole country since its emergence. During the following times, it was introduced into many countries, for example, Persia (Iran), Arabia, Turkey, Siam (Thailand), Myanmar, Malaysia, Japan and Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia and other Asian and European countries. The creative ideas of Chinese Shadow Play Art learned a lot from Stone Paintings, Brick Paintings and Murals of the monastery in the Tang Dynasty. Chinese Shadow Play is pretty strict to its materials; super quality leather is their best choice, besides, the making procedure is very complicated, for example, grinding, washing, carving, coloring and other 24 processes. So someone said that Chinese Shadow Play is a representative of Chinese Culture and Chinese Folk Handicraft. So it has the most appreciate value for gifts, decorations and private collections.