Imperial carpet, originated in Ningxia, is a kind of handicraft with Beijing local identities and imperial features. The well-knit carpet is firm and soft, and appealed to imperial court and dignitaries. It became part of imperial supplies since the Yuan Dynasty, thus being called imperial carpet.
Where to buy: Hua Gong Fang
Hua Gong Fang
Hua Gong Fang is a specialist in Beijing imperial carpet producing. The award winning brand inherits traditional imperial carpeting producing skills and devotes itself into promoting this traditional art. The carpet is rather expensive compared to other Beijing treasures for its complicated handmade skills and superb materials.
Gongmei Building, Wangfujing
Wangfujing Gongmei Building is a famous huge market for Chinese arts, handicrafts, carpets, jade and jewelry etc. It is well located in Wangfujing business receiving numerous worldwide visitors every day. This vast, multi-story emporium is known for its good selection of jade (with certificates of authenticity), jadeite, cloisonné vases, carpets, as well as other Chinese arts and crafts. It is adjacent to the Snack Street, which is a unique experience with its food stalls and souvenir booths, with the sign outside saying Artistic Mansion. There is floor after floor of higher quality souvenirs. You are able to negotiate some lower prices here. They are open from 9:30-20:00 during the week.
Address: No. 200, Wangfujing Avenue, Dongcheng District, Beijing北京市东城区王府井大街200号
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