Parade float culture

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The float culture is a splendid flower in the garden of flowers of the Chinese nation. It is an important traditional custom and cultural activity in China. With more than 20 years of experience in designing and making floats, Mr. Ding is a legendary figure in the intangible cultural heritage of Chinese lantern industry. Floats, also known as floats, color boats or flower boats, are popular traditional folk arts and crafts in China. The art of floats is also the comprehensive decorative art of lamps.

b64543a98226cffcd8d6b0e3b9014a90f703eae7.jpgThe emergence of floats was developed from the use of fire, the invention of lamps, and the manufacture of lamps and lanterns. Suiren invented drilling wood to make fire. Human beings lit a fire pile and lit a torch, which is the origin of the original lamp.


With the development of social productivity, people began to use oil wax of animals, plants and minerals as lighting lamps. "Zhou Li, Si Heng's" records that "the major events of every country are for the use of candlesticks and candlesticks". It can be seen that there was a candle lamp in the Zhou Dynasty. In the Warring States period, the manufacturing technology of lamps flourished, which was expressed in Qu Yuan's songs of Chu: "the blue plaster bright candle, the Chinese copper fault.". The Han Dynasty was the heyday of copper lamp making. "Xijing miscellany" records: "Han Gaozu into Xianyang palace, Qin Dynasty, there are five blue jade lamp, seven feet and five inches high, under the Pan Yan, mouth lamp, burning, scales are moving, shining like stars Ying Ying Ying." In the Tang Dynasty, Lantern Festival lighting developed into an unprecedented lamp market. The capital city was "made of Lantern wheels 20 Zhang high, dressed in brocade, decorated with gold and silver, and burning 50000 lamps, like flowers and trees.". After that, lantern activities were particularly popular. In the Song Dynasty, lanterns developed to a peak and their styles varied. "Dongjing Menghua Lu" records: Bianjing (Kaifeng) palace made lamp mountain, there are Puxian, Manjusri Buddha riding, lion, white elephant and so on.


In the Ming and Qing Dynasties, lantern activities were particularly popular, with thousands of changes in style, gradual increase in types and development in scale.


"Piaohe lantern", "Niuer lantern", "Kongming lantern" and "shidengchang city" were the main lantern festival activities in this historical period. There is also a custom of "honoring the kitchen god" to light the red light, which is also popular among the people. On the eve of the new year's Eve (the 30th day of the lunar month), every household points to a red light, even in front of a small family, a red paper lantern; a square eaves lamp or a six square palace lamp in a medium-sized family; and a round large gauze lamp in a rich and noble family to show respect for the kitchen god.


The most popular lanterns are palace lanterns and gauze lanterns. These lamps are rich in subject matter, exquisite and ingenious. They are made of bamboo and wood. Red silk, cloth and paper can be used as lamp clothes. The palace lanterns and gauze lanterns hanging in the hall and front door of the rich family should be made very carefully. Some are inlaid with gold and jade, some are decorated with colorful ears, and some are inscribed with poems. Because the gauze lamp is a drum ball, it is nailed into a tripod with three pieces of "B" bamboo strips. If the three legs are separated, it can be suspended in the air three feet from the ground. The three feet are closed and can be lifted high by hand. At that time, it was more widely used than the palace lantern, dragon lantern, lion lantern, lantern and other acrobatics used gauze lantern dance.


With the coming of the new century, the Lantern Festival will surely appear at home and abroad with new scenery and charm, and will bloom with more brilliant brilliance. Chinese traditional art design center will witness the brilliance with you.

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