The traditional Taiwanese handicrafts "lacquer line"


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Lacquer line carving is a fine lacquer line, with a special production method winding magnificent architecture, lifelike characters and clothing patterns, mainly to traditional folk subjects, such as dragon and phoenix, unicorn, cloud water, such as lotus. It is made of paint and powder made of fine hair lines, in the embryo body piled into a variety of embossed pattern, and then decorated with gold foil, making it even more magnificent.

During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, religious sculptures mostly tended to be stylized, and secular sculptures tended to be decorated and artisanalized. Fujian is a particularly developed area of ​​folk beliefs. Since ancient times, people in order to pray for disaster relief, build incense case dedicated to gods, statues almost every family essential. During this period, the statues of the statues and decorative style changes for the needs and convenience of home worship, developed into miniaturization and heavy decoration features. The appearance of lacquer carving art is the inevitable product of the special cultural background of southern Fujian. Lacquer line sculpture in China in southern Fujian has been circulating for hundreds of years, its expressive power, technology is superb. In the history of ancient Chinese religious sculpture, lacquered lacquer with its unique decorative techniques and superior to, such as heap paint, Lek powder process enduring. It is an excellent category of Chinese arts and crafts by Fujian and Taiwan people, Southeast Asia and all over the world loved Chinese overseas.

Late Qing Dynasty, with the turmoil in war, lacquer carving began to decline, regardless of the level of technology or lacquer quality can not be compared with the late Ming and early Qing dynasties. During the period of the Republic of China, the frequent internal and external disturbances occurred in the country, the level of lacquer carving was even lower, and the good works were few.

On June 1, 1966, the People's Daily published an editorial titled "Sweeping Through All the Monsters and Zombies" on June 1, 1966, and put forward the idea of ​​"breaking away the old ideas, old cultures, old customs and old habits that poisoned the people caused by all the exploiting classes for thousands of years. "Slogan. Later, Article 16 clearly stipulated that" breaking the old four "and" establishing the new four "are the important goals of the Cultural Revolution. Due to political reasons, there have been no works of lacquered statues continue to be produced. Exceptionally, due to the need for export, there are governments in Xiamen alone that allow certain manufacturers to produce.

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