Mr. Cypress Fastwood Culture and Creativity-Dying Technology ｜ Snail Crafts ｜ Decorative crafts of inlaying shells or snail shells on wood The snail shell is a traditional Chinese handicraft and is a unique Chinese art treasure. The snail shell, also known as snail shell, snail shell, and inlay, is a decorative technique in which shells or snail shells are inlaid on lacquerware or woodware. According to the manufacturing process and the thickness of the shell, it can be divided into two categories: thick snail (hard snail) and thin snail (soft snail). Thick snails / also known as hard snails, with a thickness of about 2mm ~ 3mm, need to be inlaid during the production, so it will be time-consuming to produce and require high manual techniques. Its color is mostly yellow, white, fresh and elegant. Most of the snails produced in Taiwan and Vietnam are thick snails. Thin snails / also known as soft snails. First, shellfish materials are made into paper-like snails (usually below 1mm), and then attached to woodware in a point-tack manner. Thin snails are colorful, and we often see that snail products from Japan and South Korea belong to this category. Material / Mainly includes abalone shell, cyan pearl mussel, luminous turban snail, white butterfly shell, mother-of-pearl, amber, cormorant, etc.