The southern city of Guangzhou is also paying tribute to its local cultural heritage with a new center, and visitors can get to see the process of creation, not just the finished product.
Local craftsman show the skills that have been passed down from generation to generation. They include intricate embroidery as well as miniature carvings, such as this depiction of the local landmark Guangzhou Tower on the stone of an olive.
The new Guangzhou venue is part of the ongoing nationwide efforts to bring China’s cultural heritage out of the museums and into the hands of living practitioners. Local cultural organizations hope such moves will deepen appreciation for local artisanship while encouraging collectors.