Chinese Fans History

Chinese fans history

Chinese Fans No one knows exactly how fans in China were invented. The invention or rather the discovery of the fanning function could have been as accidental as follows: a primitive man irritated with lots of flies and mosquitoes, picks up a big leaf off a plant next to him to drive the pests away. … Read more Chinese Fans History

Chinese Calligraphy

Chinese calligraphy

  Chinese calligraphy is understood in China as the art of writing a good hand with the brush or the study of the rules and techniques of this art. As such it is peculiar to China and the few countries influenced by ancient Chinese culture. In the history of Chinese art, calligraphy has always been … Read more Chinese Calligraphy

Afghan Gandhara Art

Style of Buddhist visual art that developed in what is now northwestern Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan between the 1st century BC and the 7th century AD. The style, of Greco-Roman origin, seems to have flourished largely during the Kushan dynasty and was contemporaneous with an important but dissimilar school of Kushan art at Mathura (Uttar … Read more Afghan Gandhara Art