Handicrafts present a region's history, folk customs and cultural identity, evoking a collective nostalgia among audiences.
Nanyin, dubbed "a living fossil of music", is one of the four oldest forms of Chinese music preserved in its original state.
Shoushan stone is a kind of alabaster quarried from a mountain called Shoushan in the northern suburbs of Fuzhou. This craft is prevalent in the Jin'an area of Fuzhou, capital city of Fujian Province on China's east coast.
Zhangzhou puppet head carving is a special workmanship of props used in puppet shows. It is one of the folk arts and crafts mainly spread over Zhangzhou, Xiamen, Quanzhou and their surrounding areas of Fujian Province.
In the 1960s, artists applied the decoration skills for bodiless lacquerware to flat surfaces, creating a new kind of painting – lacquer painting. This handicraft, with strong ethnical and local style, features attributes of both painting and carving.
As the lacquer species of the most distinctive Qing lacquer features, Fuzhou bodiless lacquerware considered one of the "Three Chinese Handicraft Treasures".
Min Opera, also called Fuzhou Opera, is the only opera sung in the Fuzhou dialect. It reached its peak after the 1911 Revolution. It is popular in Fuzhou and central, eastern and northern Fujian, where the Fuzhou dialect is spoken. It is also popular in Taiwan and the Malay Archipelago.