Chinese Chopsticks

Chinese Chopsticks are the dining utensils most frequently used in Chinese people's daily life. In ancient China, people called it "zhu". When the Chinese began to use chopsticks as an eating instrument is anybody's guess. In the book of Liji, people first mention of chopsticks,a work compiled some 2000 years ago.

They look deceptively simple to use, but possesses multi various functions,such as clamping, turning over, lifting up, raking, stirring, scooping, poking, tearing, and so on.

Chopsticks are highly praised by Westerners as a hallmark of ancient oriental civilization.
Unlike using a knife and fork or one’s own hands, a pair of chopsticks also implies the meaning of   "Harmony is what matters."

Similar to people of other nationalities,ancient Chinese people or tore food with their bare hands at the beginning. The time for using knives and forks and spoons is later than the time of using chopsticks, with a history of thousands of years,are a wonder of Chinese dining utensils.

And also, Many kinds of materials can make chopsticks: bamboo,wood,gold,silver,ivory,pewter,and plastics.

In cross-section, they may be either round or square. Some of them are Chinese paintings or calligraphy.  Chinese families usually use ordinary bamboo chopsticks,  those for banquets are often ivory,whereas the nobility usually uses gold and silver chopsticks.


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