Chinese shell carving draws from the best of Chinese painting, sculpture and embroidery to form a unique style of its own.
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Background: Chinese shell carving draws from the best of Chinese painting, sculpture and embroidery to form a unique style of its own. It is popular among the broad masses of the Chinese people.
These beautiful works display ingenuous use of the shells natural colouring and the super skill of the artists in polishing, arranging and carving.
The exhibits demonstrate the creative talent of Chinese artists.
This mosaic is made from wheatstalks.
In the old society, wheatstalks mosaic was not considered a fine art but was an object of scorn and discrimination.
It was liberation which gave the art a chance to flourish again.
Feather mosaics are made from feathers of different colours. Although mosaics are a new form of art in China's big garden of art and culture, many excellent works have already been creates.