xi's moments
Home | Art

A beauty with the chisel

By Zhu Xingxin and Zhang Lei | China Daily | Updated: 2020-03-14 10:08

Yuchi Jingde and Qin Qiong are two generals of the Tang Dynasty whose bravery later caused them to be incorporated into Chinese folk religion as door gods. [Photo by Zhu Xingxin/China Daily]

Woodblock printing is a type of traditional painting that people hang on their doors, windows or walls across China to ward off evil spirits and express good wishes.

Nowadays, craftsmen are not just confining themselves in portraying door gods, and a wide range of themes are sought after by consumers.

Mianzhu woodblock printing is one of the four most prestigious schools of Woodblock paintings in China, which flourished in the city and the surrounding areas in Sichuan province during a period between the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next   >>|
Global Edition
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