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National Museum of China opens the Fujian handicrafts exhibition

Date: 2020.09.02 Author: Celia Tang

On August 30, over 200 craft items from Fujian Province are on display at the National Museum of China, which will last for two months.


The handicrafts on show include the puppets, ceramics, paper cuttings and embroidery, which reflect many aspects of Fujianese people's traditional lifestyles as shaped by the coastal province's conditions. The exhibition especially focuses on the sophistication of wood and bamboo sculptures, lacquer art, Shoushan stone carving and Dehua porcelain.


Handicrafts present a region’s history, folk customs and cultural identity, evoking a collective nostalgia among audiences. These have continued to play an important role in beautifying people's homes and minds.


Fujian's traditional culture has a profound historical background. It is based on the Minyue culture, and the continuous integration of multiple cultures has formed a regional traditional culture with distinctive characteristics. Many of the immigrants from all over the Central Plains have moved southward to escape the war, and brought advanced Central Plains culture and skills to Fujian Province.