Handmade Filigree Inlaying and Enamel Products

  • Filigree Inlaying (Huasi Xiangqian) is a National Intangible Cultural Heritage of China, which originated in the Shang Dynasty (1600 BC — 1046 BC), and had been exclusively used by royals and nobles in history. 

 

It is an exquisite, luxurious, complicated handmade craft that requires artisans to firstly made gold or silver filigree, then weave, fill, pile, or joint those metal threads into certain formations, some also inlaid gem, crystal, jade, or pearl as decoration. 

 

  • Enamel (Shaolan) is a craft skill that thrived in Qing Dynasty (1636 — 1912), which fills enamel glaze in welded silver filigree patterns.