Bamboo Lamp History | XINSANXING

Bamboo lamp, because of its use of bamboo, a special material made from, so that it has a variety of advantages of bamboo, durable, lightweight, flexible. It is not only a chandelier lamps, but also a beautiful craft. The choice of bamboo as the raw material for making lamps and lanterns is very environmentally friendly. The design of bamboo lamp combines Chinese handicraft art, modern and traditional, more flexible, more distinctive layers, more artistic effect, and brings people unexpected surprises.

Our Bamboo Weaving Origins

According to archaeological data, after humans started to settle down, they engaged in simple agriculture and livestock production, and when there was a little surplus of rice and corn and hunted food, they stored the food and drinking water for occasional needs. At this time, they used various stone axes, stone knives and other tools to cut the branches of plants and weave them into baskets, baskets and other utensils. In practice, it was found that bamboo was dry, crisp, cracking, elastic and tough, and could be woven easily, strong and durable. Thus, bamboo became the main material for the preparation of vessels at that time.
Chinese pottery also began in the Neolithic period, and its formation was closely related to the preparation of bamboo. The ancestors inadvertently found that the clay-coated containers were not easily permeable to water and could hold liquids after being burned by fire. So the basket made of bamboo and rattan was used as a model, and then the inside and outside of the basket were coated with clay to make a bamboo and rattan-tired taupe. It was baked on the fire to make utensils. Later, when people made various kinds of formed embryos directly from clay, they stopped using bamboo weave weaving. However, they were still very fond of the geometric patterns of bamboo and rattan, and they would decorate the surface of the pottery pellet with patterns imitating those of basketry, baskets, mats, and other woven fabrics by patting them on the surface in a semi-dry state.
In the Yin and Shang dynasties in China, bamboo and rattan weaving lamps patterns became abundant. In the pottery printing pattern appeared on the chevron pattern, rice pattern, back pattern, wave pattern and other patterns. In the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods, the utilization of bamboo was expanded, and bamboo weaving gradually developed like a craft, and the decorative smell of bamboo weaving patterns became stronger and stronger, and the weaving became more and more refined.
The Warring States period also produced a person dedicated to the study of bamboo weaving techniques, he is Taishan.
Chu weaving techniques in the Warring States period have also been very well developed, excavated are: bamboo mat, bamboo curtain, bamboo soo (i.e. bamboo box), bamboo fan, bamboo basket, bamboo basket, bamboo basket and so on nearly a hundred pieces.
During the Qin and Han dynasties, bamboo weaving followed the weaving techniques of the state of Chu. 1980, our archaeologists unearthed in Xi'an "Qin Ling bronze carriage" with a chevron pattern cast on the bottom, according to expert analysis, this chevron pattern is based on the bamboo woven mat woven chevron pattern cast.

In addition, bamboo weaving was also made into toys for children by skilled craftsmen. The lantern festival has been circulating among the people since the Tang Dynasty and became very popular in the Song Dynasty. Some dignitaries would hire lantern makers to create exquisite lanterns. One of them is to use bamboo gabions to tie the bones and paste silk or colored paper on the periphery. Some of them were also decorated with woven bamboo silk.
Dragon lanterns originated in 202 B.C. and became more popular in 960. The head and body of the dragon are mostly made of bamboo gabions, and the scales on the dragon are often tied with bamboo silk.
There is also a small folk opera called "bamboo horse play". It has been handed down since the Sui and Tang dynasties. The performance of the play is related to the horse, such as "Zhaogun out of the fortress" and so on, the actors ride the horse made of bamboo.
The early Ming Dynasty, the Jiangnan area engaged in bamboo weaving artists continue to increase, roaming the streets and lanes door-to-door processing. Bamboo mats, bamboo baskets, bamboo boxes are quite elaborate craft bamboo weaving. Especially bamboo weaving is the most famous. The water bamboo mat of Yiyang was founded in the late Yuan and early Ming dynasties.
In the middle of Ming Dynasty, the use of bamboo weaving further expanded, weaving more and more sophisticated, but also and lacquer and other processes combined to create a number of upscale bamboo ware. Such as painting boxes for treasuring paintings and calligraphy, small round boxes for holding jewelry, and large round boxes for placing food.
The "brown lacquer bamboo woven round box" was a kind of bamboo woven round box used by the government and eunuchs in the Ming Dynasty.
During the Ming and Qing dynasties, especially after the Qianlong period, the bamboo weaving process was fully developed. Bamboo baskets appeared in Jiangsu and Zhejiang.
From the end of the 19th century to the 1930s, the craft of bamboo weaving flourished throughout southern China. Bamboo weaving techniques and weaving patterns were perfected and brought together already by more than 150 kinds of weaving methods.
After 1937, under the iron heel of the invading Japanese army, bamboo weaving artists have put down their hands to engage in other businesses, only a few artists in the old temple to continue the bamboo weaving craft.
After the victory of the war, the art of bamboo weaving was gradually revived, and after the 1950s, the art of bamboo weaving began to be officially recognized as a part of the arts and crafts industry, entering the hall of art. Highly skilled bamboo weaving artists also emerged in large numbers, some of them were also evaluated on the technical positions of "craftsman" and "senior craftsman". They have been awarded the honorary title of "Chinese Arts and Crafts Master" and "Chinese Bamboo Craft Master".
After entering the 21st century, bamboo weaving gradually lost its market competitiveness, and its weaving skills became "intangible cultural heritage". However, there are many bamboo weaving artists who are still tirelessly pursuing new art, and new works are slowly emerging.

Bamboo lamp development history

Bamboo lamps are often called translucent bamboo lamps, artistic bamboo lamps, etc., and have a long history. Above very early, bamboo lamp is just a simple lamp, people use the characteristics of bamboo to make some simple lampshade for people to use. In recent years, because of the design of bamboo lamps, the integration of the classical elements of Chinese style, so that it began to be cared for and loved by the majority of consumers. Because of its unique artistic characteristics, it began to be known and familiar with people, especially the Chinese bamboo lamp series, which is the bamboo lamp products that people choose more often.

Bamboo weaving process can be roughly divided into three processes: starting, weaving and locking. In the weaving process, the warp and weft weaving method is the main one. On the basis of warp and weft weaving, can also be interspersed with a variety of techniques, such as: sparse weave, insert, penetrate, cut, lock, nail, tie, set, etc., so that the woven patterns vary. Products that need to be matched with other colors are made of dyed bamboo pieces or bamboo threads intertwined with each other to form a variety of contrasting, bright and colorful patterns.

Bamboo woven products use only the surface layer of bamboo, the fiber is very dense, and at the same time, special treatment, can be resistant to drying, not deformed, not insects, water can be cleaned.

The traditional bamboo weave has a long history. Traditional bamboo weaving has a long history, rich in the crystallization of the hard work of working people, bamboo weaving crafts are divided into fine silk crafts and coarse silk bamboo crafts. Different styles of bamboo weaving lamp works are exhibited in the traditional skill block.

The cultural value of bamboo lamps

1.Beneath the charming appearance is the profound cultural connotation of bamboo weaving: the unity of heaven and man in the concept of creation.

2. bamboo woven lamp craft from the selection of materials to the preparation process, each process must be strictly accurate, bamboo collection time improperly prone to insects or moldy bamboo, bamboo age selection determines the flexibility of bamboo, thus determining the difficulty of the preparation of XINSANXING bamboo woven lamp and the degree of beauty.

3.bamboo woven lampshade material selection of the season, the region, the traditional bamboo woven production process, the production level ultimately determines a bamboowoven lampshade whether the material is beautiful and ingenious. Although the traditional bamboo weave is not considered a miracle, but it is more reflective of the traditional Chinese concept of creation "the unity of man and nature" stressed by the idea of harmony and cultural connotations of man and nature.

Post time: Jun-25-2021