Traditional Arts

Sugar Figurine

(chinadaily.com.cn)

Updated: 2018-07-05

The maestro is “painting”

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Sugar-figure blowing

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As a folk toy, the sugar-figure boasts a long history. The sugar-figure is a type of food, but the meaning lies more in appreciation and making than eating. This art form showcases Tianjin's traditions and cultures, bearing fruits of the unique artwork. In the past years, the sugar-figure artists have made painstaking efforts from generation to generation. With time, the art itself also pursues further development and evolvement. Although nowadays the sugar-figure is taken mainly as a folk toy for appreciation, and withered in number, yet, it still possesses unique significance. 


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