Advertise Now
  Home > Travel China > China Attractions > Huishan Clay Sculpture Factory

Huishan Clay Sculpture Factory

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Huishan Clay Sculpture Factory figurines made in Wuxi are one of the well-known folk arts in China. It is said that Huishan clay figurines have a history of over 400 years. The little clay figures are not only very cute and colorful, but also full of cultural connotations in them.
Da A Fu is probably the most famous figure, which usually appears as a plump boy holding a green lion or a fish, symbolizing for prosperity and luck. Children are one of the main themes of the figures. Like Da A Fu, the typical children figures have large heads and smiling faces. Another popular theme is Lao Shou Xing or the Old Man of Longevity.
There are mainly two types of the figurines, one molded and the other made by hand. The molded clay figures are relatively coarse and good as toys for kids. The hand-made figures are more delicate, creative and vivid, having a variety of characters that are largely based on traditional Chinese operas and the rich Chinese culture.
You may visit the Huishan Clay Sculpture Factory in Wuxi, if you have a chance to be there. It will be interesting to learn how the clay figurines are made and to learn more about this folk art. A visit to the factory will give visitors a chance to view and buy these unique artistic creations.
China is a popular travel destination for visitors and globe trotters from all over the world who appreciate its beautiful landscapes, rich culture, delicious local cuisine, hospitality and safety. Quality is China's top priority.

Back to China Attractions