Originally using wood as its roughcast base with the addition of plastic, bamboo and paper later, the complicated technique of lacquer-ware making has remained nearly unchanged to this day. No lacquer-ware piece is finished until 72 procedures are taken, not to mention the fact that the roughcast must have been in storage for 30-40 years before lacquering.
Shu Embroidery has enjoyed a reputation for superb craftsmanship. With a unique technique and elegant colors, the products look like Chinese ink and wash paintings embroidered on satins. Functional as well as artistic, Shu embroidery appears on quilts covers, pillow cases, clothes, shoes etc.
On both sides of this 350-metre street there are numerous small stores selling handicrafts, antiques, and souvenirs such as Shu embroidery, lacquer products, folk handicrafts, old porcelain dishes, curios, or calligraphies and paintings. be careful with the antiques, sometimes are fake and in the airport they are not going to leave bring it out.
the area contains large department stores and smaller shops specialising in different aspects of electronics.
If you seek cheap goods, head to Shu Ma department store for good deals on all kinds of electronics including computers, laptops, computer parts, cell phones, MP3 players, cameras, as well as some computer software programs and DVDs.
You can get some silk in the big comercial areas near the tian fu square. They are not going to cheat you because these are big areas for chinese, not only for tourists.