Intricate Nantong carving recreates famous Chinese picture
Working for nine years, a group of craftsmen used rare huanghuali wood to reproduce the picture Along the River During the Qingming Festival – also known as Qingming Shanghe Tu -- in Hai’an, a county-level city in Nantong, East China’s Jiangsu province.
The work extends on a piece of huanghuali wood, which is 18 meters long and 1.5 m in diameter and weighs more than 20 tons.
It was completed on Sept 1 and is currently on display at the plant operated by the Yuanhong Furniture Hai’an Company.
One of the most famous Chinese paintings, Qingming Shanghe Tu is called "China's Mona Lisa".
It was created by Zhang Zeduan during the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) and depicts the buildings and daily life in the ancient capital of Bian Jing.
The picture Along the River During the Qingming Festival, or Qingming Shanghe Tu, recreated on a piece of huanghuali wood is displayed in Hai’an, a county-level city in Nantong, East China’s Jiangsu province on Sept 1. [Photo/IC]
Intricate details of the wood carving Qingming Shanghe Tu are pictured on Sept 1. [Photo/IC]