200-year-old Shop Still Makes the Best Lion Dance Heads in China | Artisans E4

Jun 10, 2022

This is the fourth episode of our “Artisans” series, where we explore China’s rich art history and its dedicated creators.

You may have seen lion dances, but have you wondered how the costumes are made?

The Li family based in Foshan, Guangdong, is one of China’s most renowned lion head makers that started six generations ago. Their work can be found everywhere, from the famous Palace Museum in Beijing, to “Once Upon a Time in China III” starring Jet Li.

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