Silver Filigree Craftworks

Authors: Go Chengdu

2015-07-13

The beautiful artifacts made from fine silver threads have a history of nearly 2,000 years and is second to none in terms of cultural importance and craftsmanship.
Of the many heritage items in Chengdu, the silver filigree is not so famous as the Shu Brocade and Shu Embroidery and unknown to many people, though it has a history of nearly 2,000 years and is second to none in terms of cultural importance and craftsmanship. It is made of pure silver that is made into hair-thin threads and then are filled, rolled, cast, carved and welded and finally transformed into craftworks, using such techniques as filling, piling and weaving. Featuring local culture, Chengdu’s silver filigree products are exquisitely designed and beautifully crafted. It usually takes a few days or even several months to make a single piece.


Where to buy: Chengdu Master Dao An Silver Filigree Workshop, 17 Wenshuyuan Street
Price: Generally, a silver filigree ring is priced at dozens to hundreds of yuan, a bracelet several hundred yuan, a painting one to several thousand yuan (depending on size), and a vase or an ornament over ten thousand yuan.

Chengdu Silver Filigree

Chengdu silver filigree is one of the best traditional handicraft articles in China and a national-level ICH (Intangible Cultural Heritage) item.

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