Linyi Flash

Yimeng Embroidering Art, A Beauty from Shandong 

Linyi City is located at the southeast of Shandong Province. It is the most populous city in Shandong Province, well-known home and abroad for being a city of global water-skiing sport, the logistics capital in China as well as the eco-tourism resort. Traditional handicrafts are also very famous there. Yimeng Embroidering Art, for example, is an intangible cultural heritage of Shandong Province. Ms. XING Aizhi is a known figure as the inheritor of this art.  “This skill was inherited from my mother,” she said. The cross-stitch pattern integrates painting, pruning, embroidery, and brocade. The simple and dignified art form has…

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The Beauty of Boxwood Carving in Linyi

Wood carving tradition has a long history in China. As one of the four major wood types for carving, boxwood has been famous for wood carving in Linyi City of Shandong Province, China. Mr. Peng Xiangxue is a representative of that art from the city. Influenced by his father, Peng Xiangxue showed great interest in calligraphy and painting from a young age. Soon, the wood-root carving impressed him so much that he followed the profound impact to shape his future. Now he is a renowned artist on wood carving, being called “King of Cicadas”. Combining the different local characteristics and…