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Oriental capital of museums: Luoyang the magnificent (3)

By Kou Jie (People's Daily Online)    11:17, December 25, 2020

Peony Porcelain Museum

Peony Porcelain. (People’s Daily Online/Du Mingming)

Known for its 1,500-year history of peony cultivation, Luoyang is famous for peony-related artworks. Li Xuewu, a local artist who uses ancient porcelain-making techniques to create modern peony-themed decorations, has a museum that harbors hisartworks.

The techniques Li uses to create peony-porcelain can be dated back to the Tang dynasty, while the style and function of the porcelain wares cater to modern people’s needs. Each year, over 50,000 peony-themed porcelain are sold both in China and abroad, creating an annual income of over 60 million yuan. Li’s artwork is selected by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs as national gifts to foreign leaders, while his peony-porcelain jewelry received a warm welcome from the wives of foreign presidents during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit held in Qingdao in 2018.

“In Luoyang, the old has never faded away and has nourished new opportunities. Our ancestors have brought our culture to the world through the ancient Silk Road, we are now doing the same – spreading our modern culture along the Belt and Road,” added Li.


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