Yantai Miansu, Yantai
Mainsu is a plastic arts using flour as material. It has a long history, its subjects including wedding festival celebration, completion of the first month of life and hundred-year-old, burning offering sacrifices to and setting a roof beam in place with great fortune. Miansu is the combination of caving arts and painting arts, its making procedure consists of two steps, one is to shape up, i.e. to knead, which determines the shape of the article and also reflects the accomplishment of the fabricant. The other is colored drawing which should be done after the well-braising and airing of the shaped article. It is the working procedure fully reflecting the technique of fabricant. Designs painted by excellent craftsmen are so vivid that they even can cover up the roughness left in previous procedures.
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