Shangluo Chinese Ilex Wood Pyrographed Chopsticks, Shangluo
Shangluo Chinese ilex wood pyrograhped chopsticks is produced in some counties in Shangluo Area, Shangxi Province, such as Shangnan, Shanyang, Zhen’an etc, which is one of the famous special local products in Shangxi Province. Together with Hangzhou Pipal Chopsticks, Fuzhou Lacquering Chopsticks, Shangluo Chinese ilex wood pyrograhped chopsticks is one of the three national chopsticks with great notability. Shangluo Chinese ilex wood pyrograhped chopsticks are made of the Chinese ilex trees which has been growing on the cliff for several years. The way of making this kind of chopstick can be traced back to Ming Dynasty (400 years from today). There is a saying in the ancient time that local people ate the leaves and left the branch and tree for the emperor and kings, from which we could know how precious the Chinese ilex wood chopsticks are. In the ancient times, only the emperor or the king could use it. Actually the Shangluo Chinese ilex wood pyrograhped chopstick is not only a daily necessary for Chinese people, but also a kind of ingenious work crafts. So you can find their image in lots of important Chinese government banquets in People’ Committee Hall and Zhongnan Hai.
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