As an important part of Chinese culture, folk arts is closely tied to everyday life, from traditional furniture to simple decorations. Since Saturday an exhibition at the World Art Museum located at The China Millennium Monument in Beijng has been exhibiting more than 200 folk art works - from jade and wood carvings to ceramics - created by 44 Guangdong artists.
South China's Guangdong Province is home to many types of folk arts including Yue embroidery, Chaozhou wood carving and Guangdong decorative porcelain. Among the artists represented at the exhibit are 11 national-level and 17 provincial-level folk art masters.
Artist Xie Hua's teapots, Yang Zhifeng's enamel vases, Wu Weiqing's clay sculptures are among the most delicate items on display. Other parts of the display show how local artists have adapted to modern requirements. For instance, after ivory was banned in 1989, artist Zhang Minhui began using similar materials like ox bone for his carvings. "These materials are also very effective at showcasing our craft," he said.
The exhibition is set to end on Sunday.