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    The earliest relic of Zhejiang fine arts was the recently found Kuahuqiao site, which had been formed over 8,000 years before. On the excavated pottery wares, there were such decorative patterns like rope veins, scored veins, engraved veins, pressed and printed veins. And on some painted potteries were linear veins, curved veins, crisscross veins and sun-shaped veins. The painted potteries and reed-woven wares were the headstream of Zhejiang's industrial arts found up to now.
    Among the excavations of the Hemudu Culture Site, there were many ornaments like beads, tubes made of jade or luster stones and necklaces, bracelets made of animal teeth and fish bones, which reflected the unvarnished taste of the ancients. The ancients also created lot of primitive artworks like earthen pigs, earthen head portrait, earthen fish, earthen sheep, earthen boats and wooden fish . a percussion instrument that were simple but lifelike. The decorative patterns of the Hemudu wares were mainly animal and plant figures, for example, Earthen Plate With the Rice Spike Vein reflected the rice-planting culture then. The Pig Patterned Earthen Bowl displayed a savage pig figure with long mouth and long legs and was the epitome of the primitive stockbreeding. The Ivory Sculpture With Two Birds Flying Towards the Sun was delicate in burnishing. It looked rather romantic with the image of the rising sun surrounded by two birds which reflected the ancient's worship to the sun. The Ivory Bird Shaped Dagger was engraved with a single line and concave carving skills so that the still raptor looked simple and vivid. The Hemudu potteries were mainly decorated by the rope-pressed veins and some by engraved veins of such figures like bird, pig, fish and rice leaves. The shape and decorations of the kettles were most various, for example, the Eighteen Angled Pottery Kettle With Engraved Veins was plump in shape and carved with the interlinking veins of rice leaves. It reflected the pure, straightforward characteristics of the ancients. The research on the Wooden Structure Banister Building Site of the Hemudu Culture, which was regarded as the origin of Zhejiang architecture, provided precious materials for the study of Chinese ancient architecture history and the world's architecture history. The Red-painted Wooden Padding Bowl was the earliest lacquer of the world, which proved the Chinese lacquer history could be dated back about several thousands years earlier than we had expected.
The Pig Patterned Earthen Bowl
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