Gaomi, hometown of folk art
Gaomi, in Shandong province, is famous for various art forms and crafts, including Gaomi paper cuttings, Niejiazhuang clay sculptures and ash-patting New Year paintings, which are renowned as the three unique art crafts of Gaomi.
During this past Spring Festival, three provincial representative inheritors of national intangible cultural heritages in Gaomi presented a number of traditional art crafts, exhibiting their skillful techniques.
Qi Xiuhua, the inheritor of Gaomi paper cuttings, conveyed her good wishes for Chinese New Year by creating auspicious paper cuttings.
Paper-cuttings created by Qi Xiuhua. [Photo by Sha Jianlong/chinanews.com]