Woodblock New Year Prints & Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition held
Mr. Li Lian sharing his New Year Paint collection (Photo provided by the sponsor)
Picture of persons making New Year Paint (Photo provided by the sponsor)
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Recently, “Plain & Gorgeous - Woodblock New Year Prints & Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition” was held at the Beicang Library, Guanyinqiao. There were several woodblock New Year prints displayed; their patterns are door god, tales of legend, drama story and auspicious pattern, and all of them are impressive.
Over 500 years of history
Woodblock New Year prints originate from the Jia-jing period, and has a history over 500 years. It is a folk art product printed for celebrating the Spring Festival holidays and woodblock printing. This Exhibition contained over ten prints collected by Mr. Li Lian, duplicates of the woodblock New Year prints from the late Qing Dynasty and the early Republic of China provided by Liangping Cultural Heritage Protection Center as well as the literature of intangible cultural heritages. Meanwhile, the Exhibition contained over ten prints which were collected by Mr. Li Lian and listed in the directory of the state-level intangible cultural heritages.
Listed in the directory of the state-level intangible cultural heritages
The woodblock New Year print was listed in the directory of the state-level intangible cultural heritages in 2006. In recent years, it was used in the international cultural exchanges.
Except for the original paints, duplicates and literature, this Exhibition also displayed the stamp collecting items signed by designer and tangible cultural heritage inheritor. Audiences can read books about the woodblock New Year prints. Many people took photos of the layout with the print of door god, a square table, an old-fashioned wooden armchair, blue and white porcelain and others. Xu Jiahui, the cultural heritage inheritor of the woodblock New Year print, demonstrated the whole process of woodblock print making, and the person in charge of the Liangping Cultural Heritage Protection Center shared the historical origin and current status of woodblock New Year print and other cultural heritages so as to teach people more about the woodblock New Year prints. (Translated by Liu Hongyan, Fathom Language Limited)