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Last year I did my annual after Christmas ornament shopping and I came across some gorgeous ornaments in my local Pier 1 Imports store. They are called "Li Bien". It's a Chinese phrase that means "inside". The Li Bien ornament showcases the  age old skill of inside painting, which originated in the Qing Dynasty. It has been a respected Chinese art for over 200 Years. [caption id="attachment_594" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Collection of Li Bien Ornaments"][/caption] Each ornament is delicately hand-painted through a tiny opening in the mouth-blown glass. [caption id="attachment_595" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Ho, Ho, Ho"][/caption] This Process requires great skill and...

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