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

Traditional Chinese handicraft - Fuzhou bodiless lacquerware

Craftswoman Wu Shouduan (R) discusses bodiless lacquerware techniques with her students 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 a 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)