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Couple promote Putian wood carving in Fujian

(Xinhua)    11:46, October 26, 2018

Lin Jianjun (R) and Chen Qin discuss the design of wood carving ornament at their studio in Putian, southeast China's Fujian Province, Oct. 23, 2018. Lin Jianjun, who learnt wood carving at the age of 16, has studied the making skill of this traditional artwork for more than 20 years. In 2014, Lin got married with Chen Qin. The wife was influenced by her husband and got interested in wood carving. She developed the wood carving by combining a traditional skill to make wood carving inlaid with gold and silver. The couple meanwhile try to promote the Putian wood carving by giving lessons, instructing apprentices and displaying their works to the public. In 2018, Lin was appointed as the inheritor of the wood carving skill, a provincial-level intangible cultural heritage. (Xinhua/Jiang Kehong)


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