Provincial Intangible Cultural Heritages of China's Gansu: Gourd Carving

April 3, 2019
Editor: Wei Xuanyi

Ruan Xiyue (L), the fourth generation artist of Carved Gourd Ruan, communicates with Ruan Yizhou, an arts and crafts master of Gansu Province, at a gourd carving studio in Lanzhou, northwest China's Gansu Province, April 1, 2019. A carved gourd, as the name suggests, is a gourd carved with landscapes, portraits, animals, calligraphy or poems, and then painted with ink. The process of gourd carving includes choosing gourd, painting, engraving and coloring. It was inscribed in the first group of provincial intangible cultural heritages of Gansu in 2006. [Xinhua/Fan Peishen]

Photo taken on April 1, 2019 shows a carved gourd named "Diamond Sutra", created by Ruan Qi, an arts and crafts master of Gansu Province, at a gourd carving studio in Lanzhou, northwest China's Gansu Province. A carved gourd, as the name suggests, is a gourd carved with landscapes, portraits, animals, calligraphy or poems, and then painted with ink. The process of gourd carving includes choosing gourd, painting, engraving and coloring. It was inscribed in the first group of provincial intangible cultural heritages of Gansu in 2006. [Xinhua/Fan Peishen]

Ruan Xiyue (L), the fourth generation artist of Carved Gourd Ruan, communicates with Ruan Yizhou, an arts and crafts master of Gansu Province, at a gourd carving studio in Lanzhou, northwest China's Gansu Province, April 1, 2019. A carved gourd, as the name suggests, is a gourd carved with landscapes, portraits, animals, calligraphy or poems, and then painted with ink. The process of gourd carving includes choosing gourd, painting, engraving and coloring. It was inscribed in the first group of provincial intangible cultural heritages of Gansu in 2006. [Xinhua/Fan Peishen]

Ruan Xiyue, the fourth generation artist of Carved Gourd Ruan, teaches her students at Lanzhou Vocational Technical College in Lanzhou, northwest China's Gansu Province, April 1, 2019. A carved gourd, as the name suggests, is a gourd carved with landscapes, portraits, animals, calligraphy or poems, and then painted with ink. The process of gourd carving includes choosing gourd, painting, engraving and coloring. It was inscribed in the first group of provincial intangible cultural heritages of Gansu in 2006. [Xinhua/Fan Peishen]

Ruan Xiyue, the fourth generation artist of Carved Gourd Ruan, walks out of a gourd carving studio in Lanzhou, northwest China's Gansu Province, April 1, 2019. A carved gourd, as the name suggests, is a gourd carved with landscapes, portraits, animals, calligraphy or poems, and then painted with ink. The process of gourd carving includes choosing gourd, painting, engraving and coloring. It was inscribed in the first group of provincial intangible cultural heritages of Gansu in 2006. [Xinhua/Fan Peishen]

Photo taken on March 31, 2019 shows Ruan Yizhou, an arts and crafts master of Gansu Province, making a carved gourd at a gourd carving studio in Lanzhou, northwest China's Gansu Province. A carved gourd, as the name suggests, is a gourd carved with landscapes, portraits, animals, calligraphy or poems, and then painted with ink. The process of gourd carving includes choosing gourd, painting, engraving and coloring. It was inscribed in the first group of provincial intangible cultural heritages of Gansu in 2006. [Xinhua/Liu Jie]

Ruan Xiyue, the fourth generation artist of Carved Gourd Ruan, arranges the handicrafts at a gourd carving studio in Lanzhou, northwest China's Gansu Province, April 1, 2019. A carved gourd, as the name suggests, is a gourd carved with landscapes, portraits, animals, calligraphy or poems, and then painted with ink. The process of gourd carving includes choosing gourd, painting, engraving and coloring. It was inscribed in the first group of provincial intangible cultural heritages of Gansu in 2006. [Xinhua/Fan Peishen]

Ruan Xiyue, the fourth generation artist of Carved Gourd Ruan, teaches her students at Lanzhou Vocational Technical College in Lanzhou, northwest China's Gansu Province, April 1, 2019. A carved gourd, as the name suggests, is a gourd carved with landscapes, portraits, animals, calligraphy or poems, and then painted with ink. The process of gourd carving includes choosing gourd, painting, engraving and coloring. It was inscribed in the first group of provincial intangible cultural heritages of Gansu in 2006. [Xinhua/Fan Peishen]

 

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