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Zhangzhou puppet head carving, one of Fujian's art treasures

  Zhangzhou puppet head carving is a special workmanship of props making for puppet show. It is one of the folk arts and crafts mainly spreading over Zhangzhou, Xiamen, Quanzhou and their surrounding areas of Fujian Province. Zhangzhou puppet carving, which originated in the Jin Dynasty and flourished in the Tang Dynasty, has enjoyed a history of nearly 2,000 years. Zhangzhou puppet features precise mold, refined carving and delicate colored drawing, preserving the painting style of the Tang and Song Dynasties.   The puppets catch the disposition of

Art treasure of Fujian - Zhangzhou puppet head carving

  Zhangzhou puppet head carving is a special workmanship of props making for puppet show. It is one of the folk arts and crafts mainly spreading over Zhangzhou, Xiamen, Quanzhou and their surrounding areas of Fujian Province. Zhangzhou puppet carving, which originated in the Jin Dynasty and flourished in the Tang Dynasty, has enjoyed a history of nearly 2,000 years. Zhangzhou puppet features precise mold, refined carving and delicate colored drawing, preserving the painting style of the Tang and Song Dynasties.   The puppets catch the disposition of different

Art treasure of Fujian Province - Dehua Porcelain

Dehua County in central Fujian Province in southeast China is known as one of the Three Porcelain Capitals in China, together with Jingdezhen in Jiangxi Province and Liling in Hunan Province.     Dehua porcelain dates back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279). Solid and smooth, Dehua porcelain is resistant to both heat and cold. One type of "Jianbai" porcelain in particular has a sparkle and luster even more stunning than white jade. Its ivory-white color and superb workmanship make it a favorite of art lovers. Dehua Kiln was a famous kiln

Dehua Porcelain, one of Fujian's art treasures

Dehua County in central Fujian Province in southeast China is known as one of the Three Porcelain Capitals in China, together with Jingdezhen in Jiangxi Province and Liling in Hunan Province.     Dehua porcelain dates back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279). Solid and smooth, Dehua porcelain is resistant to both heat and cold. One type of "Jianbai" porcelain in particular has a sparkle and luster even more stunning than white jade. Its ivory-white color and superb workmanship make it a favorite of art lovers. Dehua Kiln was a famous kiln

Shoushan Stone Carving, one of Fujian's art treasures

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.   With a soft, smooth surface and various colors, Shoushan stone is an ideal material for carving and is known as "the top grade-colored stone for carving." It is characterized by exquisiteness, smoothness, softness, and cohesion.     Shoushan stone is made up of lava and the minerals around it, which are gradually

Art treasure of Fujian Province - Shoushan Stone Carving

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.   With a soft, smooth surface and various colors, Shoushan stone is an ideal material for carving and is known as "the top grade-colored stone for carving." It is characterized by exquisiteness, smoothness, softness, and cohesion.     Shoushan stone is made up of lava and the minerals around it, which are gradually
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