Dalian artisan's 10-year project wins China's highest folk art honor

By Zhang Xiaomin | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2023-11-17 21:36
Share - WeChat
A large shell carving boat, featuring the image of a dragon, a phoenix, and various styles of Chinese architecture, has recently won the Shanhua award, China's highest folk art honor, at the 16th Shanhua Award of Chinese Folk Literature and Art. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

In addition to showcasing the artistry of ancient Chinese architectural design, the artwork incorporates elements of the Chinese folk culture's auspicious dragon and phoenix motifs, breaking away from the previous monotonous dragon-only motifs.

Jin Ji's father, Jin A'shan, was the first in the Chinese shell carving industry to be honored with the title of Chinese arts and crafts master. The father made innovations to shell-carving techniques and added precious gems to his work.

As inheritors of the intangible cultural heritage of shell carving, they have personally funded the establishment of two museums in Ganjingzi district of Dalian to promote and pass on the Dalian shell carving craftsmanship to more people.

These museums are dedicated to showcasing and promoting shell carving artworks and have also become internship bases for various art colleges in Liaoning.

|<< Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next   >>|
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349