Home > Culture

Wuxi school passes down traditional art to students

Updated : 2021-11-16
(wuxinews.com.cn)

Wuxi zhima. [Video/wxrb.com]

Wuxi in East China's Jiangsu province is known for a type of wood engraving known as "zhima".

Unlike standard engravings, Wuxi zhima features an extra layer of paint after the engraving has been monochrome printed. Most of the works are used to pray for good fortune.

Jia Fang, a well-known art teacher from Wuxi's Huaxia Tianyi Bilingual School, has been working to promote the skills and works of wooden carvings such as Wuxi zhima to primary school students for years.

Jia believed that folk culture, boasting unique charm developed from ancient people and where they lived, is worth protection and developing no matter how time passes.

Jia said that with the changes in society, the old version of Wuxi zhima featuring various characters of ancient Chinese fairy tales have disappeared. Jia would hence like to pass down the traditional art to students and preserve this piece of culture.

zm1.jpg

Jia Fang introduces Wuxi zhima to students in Wuxi's Huaxia Tianyi Bilingual School. [Photo/WeChat account: hxtybs]

zm2.jpg

Students look at Wuxi zhima works. [Photo/WeChat account: hxtybs]

8.03K
Videos
 
l3.jpg

Photos capture beauty of Liangxi district

f1.jpg

Picturesque autumn in Huishan Ancient Town

b1.jpg

Wuxi wetland park transforms into autumn wonderland

zcl(1).jpg

Asteroid named after Wuxi scientists

News
Sports
Videos
Photos
Business
Biz Updates
Industries
Development Zones
Companies
Travel
Attractions
Dining
Accommodation
Shopping
Entertainment
Transportation
Maps
Culture
Culture News
Heritage
Museums
Events
Services
Visa
Marriage
Healthcare
Jobs
Education
Useful Info
Government
Mayor
Departments
Districts
Policies
About
Overview
Statistics
Sister Cities
E-books
Copyright © China Daily. All rights reserved.
The Information Office of Wuxi Municipal People's Government.
Presented by China Daily.