Woodcarving is a well-known handicraft. It takes the proper and precious wood of the mountainous region in Chengde as its raw material. The wood is used to make walking sticks, furniture and other craftworks and to carve quite special designs on these arts and crafts.
The walking stick in Chengde takes the hulls of the wild walnuts and a rare wood in the mountainous city, a wood opening in the light and shuting in the dark, as its material. The hull of the wild walnut is a special product in Chengde mountainous region. Its texture is hard and grain clear-cut. The wood opening in the light and shuting in the dark is a rare and precious wood material. It only grows in Chengde mountainous region and in the Summer Resort. The woodliness is pure white and flawless, as exquisite as jade. Its looks like the ivory in appearance. A walking stick, made from the two materials and with the sceneries of Chengde’s scenic spots and the design of Pan dragon carved on it, is an optimal gift for relatives and friends.
Besides, the hanging scrolls of painting, the seated scrolls of painting and the inserting scrolls of calligrphy carved with the materials of the wood opening in the light and shuting in the dark as well as the kang table,round table, table for the Eight Immortals and table board carved with the local elm lumps, the wood of Chinese catalpa and almond are the representative works of Chengde’s woodcarving.
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