Elegant vessels for rituals: lacquerware collection exhibition


Lacquer is a natural resin extracted from the lacquer tree. By applying lacquer to the surface of objects, lacquerware can be produced. Lacquerware is typically made with a bamboo or wooden base, and after lacquering, not only becomes waterproof and durable, but can also be combined with carving, inlaying, and gilding techniques, possessing both practical and aesthetic value. China is the earliest country in the world to use lacquer and produce lacquerware. Lacquerware has been found in Neolithic archaeological sites such as the Kuahuqiao culture, the Hemudu culture, and the Liangzhu culture.

This exhibition will display 50 pieces (sets) of lacquer boxes from the collection of the Beijing Folklore Museum, showcasing the beauty of lacquerware craftsmanship used in various occasions such as rites, weddings, longevity celebrations, and ceremonies.

Time: February 10 - December 31, 2024, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Admission stops 1 hour before closing. Closed on Mondays (except for legal holidays)

February 10-14 extended to 6:00 pm

Address: No. 141 Chaowai Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Venue: Beijing Folklore Museum (West Courtyard Exhibition Hall)

Admission: Full price 10 yuan