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Video: How a Silk Painting was Made

Watch the recreation of a figure from a Chinese painting in the gongbi style. Gongbi paintings are characterised by meticulous brushwork and highly coloured palettes.



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Design a Wig

In the late 18th century, women's hair styles went crazy! Create and share your own hair-raising design.

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