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A Well-assorted Couple (openwork carving)

Wang Tianxi1995

China Intangible Heritage Industry Alliance

China Intangible Heritage Industry Alliance

The making of shadow puppets is composed of eight procedures traditionally, namely, selecting ox skin, preparing skin, drawing on skin, reviewing the drawing, openwork carving, coloring, ironing and piecing together.
The gentleman on the left of the couple, with straight eyebrows and slender eyes, exudes composure and elegance, while the lady on the right, with crescent eyebrows and slim eyes, looks pretty and graceful. Both their garments are embellished with snowflake motifs, showing the artisan’s preference of classic and ancient beauty.

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  • Title: A Well-assorted Couple (openwork carving)
  • Creator: Wang Tianxi
  • Date: 1995
  • Type: Shadow Puppet
  • Physical format: 33x12cm

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