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National Museum of China opens the Chaozhou Woodcarving Exhibition

Date: 2020.07.23 Author: Celia Tang

On July 15, National Museum of China opens the Chaozhou Woodcarving Exhibition. The exhibition is co-organized by National Museum of China, Guangdong Provincial Administration of Cultural Heritage, and Guangdong Provincial Museum.


Chaozhou woodcarving is one of the well-known folk woodcarving systems in China. It is popular in Chaozhou, Chaoan, Raoping, Puning, Shantou, Chenghai, Chaoyang, Jieyang, Jiexi, Huilai and other areas in Chaoshan Region. Together with Dongyang woodcarving, Boxwood carving and Longan woodcarving, they are known as the "four major woodcarvings in China", with the long history, rich and beautiful shapes, and distinctive regional features. They are listed as the National Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2006.


The exhibition displays more than 160 pieces of the exquisite Chaozhou woodcarving from the collections of Guangdong Museum, Chaozhou Museum and National Museum of China, which are the famous works of the famous contemporary craftsmen. The works have the superb carving skills, which reflect the diversity of the sculpture, and express the interesting stories. The decorations reflect the traditional life of the Chaoshan area and the unique artistic charms.