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Traditional Chinese handicraft - Fuzhou bodiless lacquerware
Updated: 2013-01-23

Traditional Chinese handicraft - Fuzhou bodiless lacquerware

Craftsman Lin Youxin draws patterns on a bodiless lacquer vase in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, Dec. 26, 2012. Invented by Shen Shao'an in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), the Fuzhou bodiless lacquerware is a traditional Chinese handicraft which is on the verge of extinction. It was listed as s state intangible cultural heritage in 2006, and a conservation base was also established in the same year. Nowadays, a growing number of craftsmen who inherited the techniques of the Fuzhou bodiless lacquerware are working towards the industry's revival. (Xinhua/Lin Shanchuan)

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