Chinese Traditional Dongyang Wood Carving | The Dying Art

The folk handicraft, Dongyang woodcarving 東陽木雕, is considered one of the major schools of woodcarving in China and was first developed during the Tang Dynasty. Named after...

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The folk handicraft, Dongyang woodcarving 東陽木雕, is considered one of the major schools of woodcarving in China and was first developed during the Tang Dynasty. Named after its place of origin, Dongyang in Zhejiang Province, It is characterized by exquisite high relief carving and delicate design. The craft is still practiced in a few workshops in the...

Miniature Sculpture Carving of Olive Pit from 1737

This intricate sculpture was carved by a Chinese artist known as Ch’en Tsu-chang in 1737. This detailed statue of a Chinese boat was carved out of...

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This intricate sculpture was carved by a Chinese artist known as Ch’en Tsu-chang in 1737. This detailed statue of a Chinese boat was carved out of a single olive pit. Yeap Mind blown! This miniature artwork stands at only 16 millimeters tall and 34 millimeters wide. It was made during China’s Ch’ing dynasty. The sculpture is on...

Secrets Of 16th c. Boxwood Miniatures Revealed

The miniature boxwood carvings were made during a very brief window, between 1500 and 1530, in Flanders or the Netherlands. It’s possible that only a single...

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The miniature boxwood carvings were made during a very brief window, between 1500 and 1530, in Flanders or the Netherlands. It’s possible that only a single workshop, perhaps two, carved them all. The tiny altarpieces, rosaries, and prayer beads are each produced from a single boxwood fragment, incorporating pins smaller than a grass seed that hold the...

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