Padauk Carving

Last updated by chinatravel at 2014/5/6

Suzhou padauk carving has a long history. It has formed the Su style--- the style of simple modeling, upright and straight lines, worked excellently and well polished since Ming Dynasty. The wood for padauk carving products are mainly used to decorate meeting rooms, dining rooms, studies. They include beds, tables, sofas and wardrobes. There are other products like boxes, plates, rolling scrolls, etc. Tub-shaped objects, chests and animals, flowers, characters are engraved in the way of shallow relief, relief sculpture and engraving. The padauk first must be dried in order not contract, distort or crack. The main products are whole set furniture as beds, cabinets, desks, sofas etc, What’s more, the padauk are also used to decorate higher class bedrooms, dining rooms, reading rooms and meeting rooms. They includes the small things as boxes, plates, seats, tables, folding screens; the craftworks as canister, cages, covers as well as characters, beasts, and flowers through simple carving, embossing or engraving skills ; and some travel souvenirs: chopsticks, seal boxes, the bookmarks, line boards, teacup saucer and other thousand varieties.

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