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Shadowgraph Mammon-Guan Yunchang(0801004-1)
 

Shadowgraph Mammon-Guan Yunchang(0801004-1)

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Product quality: super Product size: height 70cm
Product price: USD88/Pieces Product material: cowskin
Product pack:Without frame
Product specification: pure refined handiwork
Product remark: water-avoiding
Mammon holiday. In ancient China, Bi Gan of Shang Dynasty was regarded as civil mammon and Guan Yunchang of Three Kingdoms was military mammon. The fifth of January of every year offers sacrifice especially to mammon. During sacrifice, red candles are lighted and all firecracker is fired at one time. Dough is made into gold ingot or sacred worm. Otherwise, money is strung into money dragon. Dumplings are called “gold ingots”, which means bringing in wealth and treasure. Every year from the 21th to 23th of July in Linqing, there is mammon meet, during which operas are acted for three days. In Wei county, the 21th of July is mammon sacrifice day. There is a couplet in mammon temple which reads, “Quite a lot money, you ask for, he asks for, to whom give it? Three incenses lighted, dawn bow to, dusk bow to, I am bewildered. “
Mammon Holiday, the holiday of folk mammon sacrifice of Chinese Han and Tu nationalities, is generally lunar the 20th of July. It is legendarily said to be the birthday of Cai Bo Xing Jun( the God of wealth). It is also one of Chinese traditional holidays.
Characteristics: small and exquisite shape, refined and delicate carving, distinct and fresh color. The forehead is particularly protruding, generally called “Ya Lu”(precipice forehead). Plump forehead indicates wit and talent of the character, making it look vigorous, sagacious, or passionate. Each grace and verve has its strong point.
Traditional Xi’an shadow play was originally the entertainment of “palace, great family, rich house” halls. The audiences were noble minority of officials, magnates and great men. Therefore, the shapes tended to be small. The stature is about 33 centimeters.
The carving of shadowgraph requires super middle-size cowskin. Through the working procedure of soaking, scratching and shoveling, it is made into semitransparent skin. It will be finished by the further process of polishing, copying, carving, coloring, gluing, ironing, embellishing, binding.
The wording procedure of shadowgraph can be divided into eight basic steps, skin choosing, skin making, draft drawing, redrawing, carving, color painting, dehydrating, ironing and embellishing.
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