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Yangzhou intangible cultural heritage items on display

Updated: 2020-06-05

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Yangzhou jade carving work named Cabbage and Mantis [Photo/yznews.com.cn]

Over 40 works of intangible cultural heritage made by local craftsmen went on display at Yangzhou 486 Cultural Heritage Exhibition Area before Cultural and Natural Heritage Day, which falls on June 13 this year.

The exhibition, which will last until June 18, displays works of various Yangzhou intangible cultural heritages including engraving printing, jade carving, embroidery, paper cutting, bird-cage making, Jiangdu lacquer painting, chaotic needle embroidery and pile brocade skills.

The Yangzhou jade carving work named Cabbage and Mantis was made by Shi Qingmei, a provincial inheritor of intangible cultural heritage who took years to complete the work. It is made of quality jadeite, with its cabbage leaves rolled onto it, making it look lifelike.

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A grasshopper cage made of lobular red sandalwood [Photo/yznews.com.cn]

A grasshopper cage made of lobular red sandalwood attracted lots of visitors because of its exquisite workmanship and rare materials.

Workers from the exhibition area spoke highly of the exhibition's role in helping to strengthen the protection and utilization of cultural relics, and to better preserve and carry forward the city's cultural heritage.

In addition, students can sign up online to learn these traditional handicrafts from local craftsmen.

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