February 8, 2015

Chinese Fuzhou Cork Art - 汉语 福州软木画


Chinese Fuzhou cork art originated in the early years of the Republic of China period in Xiyuan village, Fuzhou, capital city of Fujian province.

Chinese cork art was invented by Wu Qiqi, a wood carving artist of Xiyuan village, Fuzhou. In 1914, through the skilled use of various carving techniques, Wu Qiqi used a sharp knife as a pen, engraved and carved flowers, trees, pavilions, trestle bridges and boats, and then made birds and animals such as cranes and peacocks with the rice paper plant. He then stuck all the elements together with white glue, forming a scene and inventing a new and unique style of art which continues to this very day.

I love these cute little things.  Here's some pictures of my little collection of Chinese cork art.

Chinese Fuzhou Cork Art - 汉语 福州软木画

Chinese Fuzhou Cork Art - 汉语 福州软木画 Chinese Fuzhou Cork Art - 汉语 福州软木画

Chinese Fuzhou Cork Art - 汉语 福州软木画 Chinese Fuzhou Cork Art - 汉语 福州软木画

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