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Dough Flower: Peng Yingben – Artist At Work Miaojia Village, Shandong Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Peng’s daughter helps her knead the wheat dough to make wedding knots. Taking the dough from a large gourd bowl, Peng weighs out two 1½ kilogram portions of dough and shapes them into two long cylinders. Then she weaves the ...

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Dough Flower: Peng Yingben – Introduction Miaojia Village, Shandong Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Folk artist Peng Yingben learned to make wedding knots, a traditional Chinese wedding gift, from her mother when she was ten years old. Creating wedding knots is a family tradition, as Peng’s mother learned the craft from her grandmother. The ...

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Gourd Engraving: Li Yu Cheng 葫芦: 李玉成 – Cultural Heritage Li She Village, Shandong Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

The Peking Opera is popular, and its characters are often portrayed on gourds. Dough flower characters are also often related to the opera. Villagers often participate in the operas, which are held in the markets where there is a lot ...

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Gourd Engraving: Li Yu Cheng 葫芦: 李玉成 – Artist At Work Li She Village, Shandong Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Li Yu Cheng’s gourd engraving workshop is located in Li She Village in Yan Si Town. The workshop occupies one room of Li Yu’s two-room one story brick house. The house is part of a larger compound that includes a ...

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Dough Figures: Liang Xiucai – Cultural Heritage Lang Village, Shandong Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Dough flowers come in over 2,000 shapes, some of which include:

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Dough Figures: Liang Xiucai – Gallery Lang Village, Shandong Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

This gallery shows the great variety of tiny figures created, ranging from roosters, to fish, to flowers. Each one represents a different virtue in Chinese culture.

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Dough Figures: Liang Xiucai – Workshop Lang Village, Shandong Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Below are dozens of images illustrating Liang Xiucai and his wife cutting, shaping, and painting the delicate dough figures.

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Dough Figures: Liang Xiucai – Artist At Work Lang Village, Shandong Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Liang Xiucai works in tandem with his wife to make several dough figures at once. They go through an intricate process of steaming and drying the dough before painting it and letting it dry again. It all begins with a ...

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Woodcut Books: Yang Fuyuan and Yang Haijun – Cultural Heritage Da Zhao Village, Shandong Province Posted Sep 15, 2010 by Chinavine

Chinese woodcutting is an art that has had intentions to be used as a tool for enlightenment, presently and with the many precedents of the earlier Chinese tradition. A woodcut, simply put, is an image carved into the surface of ...

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Woodcut Painting: Zhao Jing Lin 赵景林 & Zhao Jing Hua 赵景华 – Gallery Da Zhao Village, Shandong Province Posted Sep 15, 2010 by Chinavine

Zhao Jing Lin and Zhao Jing Hua’s colorful block prints shown here depict images of the Kitchen God, Zao Jun, a very important deity.

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