Haimen craftsman scoops national award
Zhou Genlai, a wood carver from Haimen, a county-level city in Nantong, won the gold award at a national furniture carving competition, which concluded in Xianyou county, Fujian province, on Oct 26.
The event was hosted by China National Light Industry Council, China National Furniture Association, China Employment Training Technical Instruction Center, and the Trade Union of Financial and Commercial Workers, Light Industry and Textile Workers, Tobacco Industry Workers.
The contest was designed to promote traditional carving techniques, drive industrial innovation and boost high-quality development of the furniture industry.
The competition was launched early this year and 60 competitors from across the country made it to the final.
The final involved two parts: a theoretical test and a practical contest. Zhou won the top award with the highest total points for both competitions.
Zhou Genlai concentrates on a wood carving during the competition. [Photo/ntfabu.com]