Laizhou jade carving

Last updated by chinatravel at 2014/10/29

Laizhou city is rich in stones easy carve, such as pencil stone, green steatite and so on. Since green steatite is as sheer as jade, it is also called Laizhou jade. All carvings made of the stones mentioned before are called Laizhou jade carving. Folk carving-art in Laizhou has a long history; it is the accumulation of kills and wisdom, handed down from generations to generations. Steatite carving unearthed from the grave of Song Dynasty is elegant in shape with mature carving skills. Caving of character in Ming Dynasty is plain and natural, also the treasure be handed down from ancient times. During late Qing Dynasty and early Republic of China, workshops for caving steatite rose in the villages around the country, bottles, boxes, characters, animals, flowers, and birds were carved in these workshops, of which the works of furnace and box carved by craftsmen of Xiwuli Village is the most delicate and unique.

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