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Souvenirs in Xi'an
Updated: 2011-03-04

Du Dou

Souvenirs in Xi'an

Du Dou is a kind of underwear in traditional central and northern Shaanxi. It looks like the front part of a jacket and above it is a stripe tied around neck. Two stripes are tied around the waist. It is used for keeping warm. There are colored patterns on Du Dou. For example, “mandarin ducks playing in the water-love-making” is often seen on Du Dou for the new couples, symbolizing their love.

Calligraphy Rubbings

Souvenirs in Xi'an

In the Forest of Steles (in Xi'an), there are almost 2,300 calligraphy rubbings which were created in the Han, Wei, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. It has rubbings of famous Tang calligraphers like Yan Zhenqin (709-784) and Liu Gongqun (778-865). Visitors can buy their copies to savor the rubbing art. Painted Clay Sculpture

Fengxiang painted clay sculpture is a kind of folk artistic handicraft. A wide range of themes can be seen on the sculptures, such as theatrical masks, auspicious patterns, folklore, historical story and country life. It is not only a favorite toy for children, but also a travel souvenir of Shaanxi.

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