Tongliang Dragon Lantern, Chongqing
"Big" doesn’t only mean the size, but also exaggerate sculpt. Art designers incorporate skills such as traditional Chinese Painting, sketching, paper-cut, embroidering, etc. into an organic whole. They consult drama description tactics of facial make-up, stress the temperament of dragon emphatically, and make its expression rich. Dragon's height is generally about 24 knots. It is flexible to wave, with moderate proportion. "Live" means that the operation of waving dragon introduces mechanical principles. All kinds of dragon lanterns have been developed, such as hand power form, clockwork form, electric form, etc. It makes dragon prance and roll more gracefully and more vivid. In recent years, Tongliang has developed small creeping dragons in the forms of toy or adornment, which are in different poses and with different expressions.
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