Home> Regions>Chongchuan district>Travel & Culture

Kesi master reproduces over 60 renowned paintings

en.nantong.gov.cn| Updated: March 13, 2024 L M S


Wang checks the work of his family member. [Photo/Nantong Daily]

Wang Yuxiang, a representative inheritor of Nantong kesi, has recently been busy reproducing traditional Chinese paintings of ancient times at the Xuanhe Kesi Studio.

Wang, aged 78, and his family members have used the weaving technique to produce over 60 paintings, which have won multiple gold awards at related expos.


Wang prepares for a new work. [Photo/Nantong Daily]

Nantong kesi, a branch of Ben kesi, a type of Chinese silk tapestry weaving, dates back to the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127).


Wang shows off his work. [Photo/Nantong Daily]

Crafting a piece of Nantong kesi work involves a series of intricate steps. The weaver begins by sketching the design, adding colors, matching threads, preparing the shuttle with the threads, weaving the warp, and finally, trimming the threads. By harmonizing their hands, feet, eyes, and mind, weavers employ these various techniques to bring their artistic visions to life.


A kesi work by Wang which replicates a renowned traditional Chinese painting. [Photo/Nantong Daily]

In 1979, Wang began researching and revitalizing Nantong kesi. Since then, the technique has rebounded in popularity. The craftsman has also established the Xuanhe Kesi Studio to promote the art.

Copyright © The Information Office of Nantong Municipal People's Government.
All rights reserved. Presented by China Daily.