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An exquisite colouring book featuring the time-honoured colours, patterns and symbols of ancient Chinese art. From calligraphy to embroidered silk, readers can learn the ancient techniques behind the crafts whilst colouring in the stylishly designed pages. A stunning introduction to Chinese art for budding artists and colouring fans of all ages.

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Key Stage
ISBN: 9781474917315
Extent: 32 pages
Dimensions: 250 x 216mm
Struan Reid
David Thelwell

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“Hours of peace and quiet - well, you can but hope - with these intricate and absorbing patterns and scenes to colour in. For children or adults in need of some stress-relieving activities. You are never, ever too old for colouring-in.”
“Suitable for both adults and children and has typically intricate oriental patterns and pictures.”
“As well as lovely pictures to colour, there are lots of pieces of information to help with understanding Chinese culture, and there are guidelines on the colours to use to make the pictures perfect... A lovely book.”
“Mums who’re passionate about the current trend in adult colouring books with intricate illustrations and also enjoy learning about Chinese history will like Chinese patterns to colour.”


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