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Genuine Baoding Balls from China

Genuine Chinese health balls imported from Baoding, China.  Baoding balls date back centuries to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and are widely used in Chinese medicine to improve dexterity, build strength, and relax the hands.  There are many different techniques that can be used to work the balls: they can placed upon the palm of one hand with the fingers working to rotate them, or for more of a challenge, they can be worked whilst trying not to let them touch one another.  With practice, some people even end up working three or four of the balls at the same time.

Baoding balls were originally made from steel but today most are made with a hollow centre.  This not only makes them much easier to handle, but it also enables them to have chimes placed within them.  When handled, the chimes within the balls play a harmonious sound to aid relaxation.

Our Baoding balls have been imported from our contact, Mary, who lives in Baoding.  Her workshop produces these health balls and each one is beautifully made.  Many of them are hand painted with a variety of traditional Chinese designs, and all come in a gorgeous presentation box so they would make a great gift for those who are fascinated by cultural items.


Why choose our Baoding balls?

  • Excellent reputation.  We have been trading since 2005 and are renowned for sending only the finest quality cultural gifts.
  • Fair trade.  By dealing directly with our suppliers we always offer a fair price for their goods.  We pride ourselves on having 'heart' and treating those that make the items with the respect they deserve.
  • Customer service.  Whatever the question we're only too happy to help.  We don't just work hard for you before your purchase, we also provide fantastic after-sales support.
  • Next day delivery.  Left your purchase to the last minute?  We can ship your items to you so they will be with you next working day.




Carved Dragon Baoding Balls

Carved Dragon Baoding Balls

Baoding balls deep carved with the fantastic images of Chinese dragons.  In Chinese mythology t..

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Crane Baoding Balls

Crane Baoding Balls

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Dragon and Phoenix Baoding Balls

Dragon and Phoenix Baoding Balls

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Dragon and Phoenix Baoding Balls

Dragon and Phoenix Baoding Balls

Our finest set of dragon and phoenix Baoding balls.  These have been made using the ancient tec..

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Green Jade Baoding Balls

Green Jade Baoding Balls

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Longevity Baoding Balls

Longevity Baoding Balls

The Chinese Longevity Man is found on many pieces of Chinese art.  He represents the overcoming..

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Pine Trees Baoding Balls

Pine Trees Baoding Balls

In Chinese culture the pine tree is symbolic of longevity as it can withstand even the severest of w..

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Silver Baoding Balls

Silver Baoding Balls

Silver Baoding balls with a mirror finish, measuring 35mm in diameter. They have chimes inside..

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Yellow Jade Baoding Balls

Yellow Jade Baoding Balls

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Yin Yang Baoding Balls

Yin Yang Baoding Balls

Our finest set of yin and yang Baoding balls.  These have been made using the ancient technique..

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Yin Yang Baoding Balls

Yin Yang Baoding Balls

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