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Throughout nearly all local markets in Beijing, bargaining is essential before you want to purchase a local products in Beijing. Especially when browsing through large, "touristy" shopping areas for common items, do not put it beneath your dignity to start bargaining at 20% to 40% of the vendor's initial asking price, depending on what that is. After spending some time haggling, never hesitate to walk away, as this is often the quickest way to hear a vendor lower his or her prices to a reasonable level.

 
Cloissone

Cloissone (enamel ware) started during the Yuan Dynasty and blue was then predominant color for enameling. Cloissone articles were painstakingly made because these involve base-hammering of copper, soldering, enamel-filling of different colors, enamel firing, polishing and gilding.

 
Silk

Cloissone (enamel ware) started during the Yuan Dynasty and blue was then predominant color for enameling. Cloissone articles were painstakingly made because these involve base-hammering of copper, soldering, enamel-filling of different colors, enamel firing, polishing and gilding.

 
Jade

Jade is regarded by the Chinese as a stone descended from heaven. They value its hard, cool texture and translucent colors. It is extremely difficult to carve but China's craftsmen create incredibly intricate ornaments and jewelry from jade.

 
Pearl

As early as 4000 years ago, Chinese people discovered a kind of delicate gem with soft brilliance when searching ocean for food. This is pearl. Since then, countless pearl jewelry and artwork have been created by talented people. Nowadays, with production volume of 96% of pearls sold worldwide.

 
Handicraft

There is a wider variety of Handicraft products in Beijing that you could purchase in for yourself or as gifts for those special people. such as the Kites, Fans, Clay figurines and animals, Dough modeling, Papercutting, Snuff bottles with paintings inside, Bone products, and Embroidery.

 
Painting & Calligraphy

Painting and callgraphy works are found in hundreds of stores. They vary in age, quality and price with the finest being true works of art. The brushes, ink slabs, ink and paper that were the scholars traditional tools can be found in most antique shops. One of the sources is the China Book Store.

 
Lacquerware

Lacquerware consists of up to 500 coats of lacquer applied to a copper base and carved into designs. The colors are red, green, yellow and black, while favorite patterns show flowers, birds, landscapes and figures. Lacquer is used for vases, plates, bowls and figures.

 
Porcelain

Porcelain, is regarded as the most important chinese products of the world, in the original China, is still a major industry, producing dinner services, figurines and reproductions of antique vases, teapots and the like. The finest porcelain in the world can be easily purchased in China.

 
Tea

Chinese drink tea at every meal for good health and simple pleasure. tea consists of tea leaves which have been processed using methods inherited from China. classify tea into four categories, white, green, oolong and black. Others add categories for red, scented and compressed teas.

 
Antiques

There are definitely treasures to be found in Beijing antiques markets, but it is hard to tell genuine antiques from dirty fakes. Real antiques are supposed to bear a red official seal that proves their authenticity, but sometimes real ones don't have it and fake ones do.

 
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