Dough Figurine



Dough figurine is a simple yet highly artistic traditional Chinese handicraft. Flour and glutinous rice flour are used as main raw materials. After being polished with colors, paraffin and honey, they undergo anti-cracking and anti-fungus treatment, and are made into soft, colorful dough. As a highly popular folk formative art, dough figurine originated from and thrives on the people. As an ancient, distinctive folk art, dough figurine has a history of thousands years in China.
The images of dough figurine are mostly characters of traditional operas, Four Great Classical Novels, folklore, fairy tales, cartoons, twelve Chinese zodiac signs, and other animals. Foreign tourists see Beijing dough figurines as Chinese sculpture.



Figurine is a simple folk handicraft demonstrating high artistic quality. It has a history over 1,340 years. The vivid figurine is made by skilled craftsmen from sticky rice dough mixed with pigments, honey and olefin. After cutting, slashing, pinching and twisting the dough, a lifelike child, beautiful girl or other creations will come out in the twinkling of an eye. You can witness the craftsmen making dough figurines along the exhibition streets in Beijing and you will be astonished by their excellent skills.