Category: Ancient China

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History of Ancient Writing – Mesopotamia, Egypt and China

When you ask how we define a ‘civilisation’, one of the common answers is the act of record keeping and therefore, writing. Indeed, writing developed across the world in different languages and styles, with the earliest examples reaching back 5,500 years ago. Items that display ancient inscriptions are some of the most sort after and can tell the best stories. Therefore, we want to … Read More History of Ancient Writing – Mesopotamia, Egypt and China

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Ancient Depictions of the Buddha – Buddhist art from Ancient India to China

In the west, it’s not uncommon to see representations of the Buddha used in the home as decoration.  However, it’s important to remember that these decorative pieces follow a long tradition of making statues in the Buddha’s likeness for spiritual and religious purposes. In this article we want to guide you through the history of Buddhism. We’ll teach you how these statues would have … Read More Ancient Depictions of the Buddha – Buddhist art from Ancient India to China

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Chinese Interior Design – 5 Tips for using Chinese Art in your Home

When designing a room in your home, it can be difficult to know how to add bursts of personality or interest. Especially, because finding something unique that also fits with current trends can be a difficult balance to get right! Chinese Decorative Arts can be brilliant pieces for this balance. They have a timeless elegance but are not readily available in high street stores. … Read More Chinese Interior Design – 5 Tips for using Chinese Art in your Home