Ethnic Arts and Crafts in Xinjiang
Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has a 2,000-year history of rug production, and Uygur rugs enjoy a good reputation on the global market. They have been collected by many well-known museums and individual collectors. Uygur rugs are known as "oriental rugs" due to their exquisite craftsmanship and unique artistic style, and are popular souvenirs for domestic and foreign tourists.
Yengisar is a county in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and the Yengisar knives have been produced for 400 years. They are made with exquisite skill, coming out in beautiful shapes and decicate designs displaying the unique Uygur style. Then handle is smooth and bright, and the cutting edge is sharp and durable. Made of stainless steel, it can be put in boiling water and will not bend when cutting hard materials. Yengisar knives come in over 20 types with some 40 designs. These knives are not only a daily necessity, but an object of aesthetic beauty.
Adilis silk articles are the most popular silk among Uygur women. They are made with only natural silk and ancient tie-dying skills, reflecting the cultural and geological characteristics of Xinjiang. Adilis silk is soft and vivid with bright contrasting colors. The local people use it not only to make clothes, but also to decorate their rooms.