Boxwood Carving


Boxwood Carving is one of Chinese folk handicraft, wood carving by Yang with a yellow timber and name. Boxwood is a rare wood, slow growth, the “Millennium dwarf,” said four or five years old boxwood tree trunk diameter of only 10 to 16 cm, hard and tough and smooth, fine texture, moist yellow with ivory effect, in deeper long-colored, simple and beautiful, suitable for small birds carved furnishings products. Boxwood wood used to straight, round section and no scars were better.

Zhejiang Yueqing, Wenzhou, is the focus areas of traditional wood carving, Fuzhou also has a small boxwood carvings. Yang Yueqing yellow wood of which the history of earlier. Just over 150 years. Yueqing originally carved town, the local prevalence of “dragon file” (the carved wooden dragon light board), there are many good artists in the folk sculpture carved small statues , decorated for the dragon skeleton. Artist Ye Chengrong, twenty years ago in the Qing dynasty, made ​​after the “Lord Lao Zi as boxwood carvings,” is the first modern pieces of boxwood carving Wenzhou Famous Works. Later, leaves home for generations are learning the arts. The late Qing, Zhu boxwood carvings often improve skills, develop the art of boxwood wooden ornaments. Boxwood carvings he did have statues of historical figures, ladies, children and portraits, “five sons play Maitreya”, “bag monk”, ” Monk Monk “,” Hide and Seek “and other classic works of Southern Seas of Nanjing in 1910 will and the Panama Exposition in San Francisco in 1915 won the second prize. 20 early in the 20th century, Yueqing, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, and the Huang Yang wood minor celebrity in the international community began to export.

50-90 years in the 20th century, the emergence of many excellent artists have Yip Yun Zhou, Wang Fengzuo, Du-pure , high public and Bo, Wang Du Fang, Yu Jin are and so on. Wang Fengzuo famous artists created “Su Wu Sheep”, was held in Moscow to participate in the “socialist countries of Plastic Arts Exhibition.” In 1959, he created a large wooden Beijing Museum of History, “Bi Sheng”, as long-term display exhibits. Name artist Yip Yun Zhou good Loudiao skills, creating a lot of good work, some as a national gift, and some overseas exhibitions, has won first prize in creative design, Zhejiang Province. Arts and Crafts master of the high public and Bo, “Mino Weng”, “wine does not intoxicate people from drunk”, “Ji Gong” by the state as the treasures of China Arts and Crafts collection, his “Ji Gong-I line my way” and other works were Arts and Crafts in China and hope to award the first prize flowers.

Netsuke boxwood carving “Qunxian birthday”, long 160 cm, 60 cm high, 30 cm wide, with carvings and a variety of carving dovetail, carved a 32-bit to ride the Jade Pool Fairy Queen Mother Keiju story of the West, and the scene great is the boxwood carvings new development. Zhejiang boxwood carvings of modern products, has become a big industry. Apart from Zhejiang Yueqing, Wenzhou, the Fujian Fuzhou, Chaozhou, Guangdong, Shanghai and other places also have boxwood carvings.

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