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Shadowgraph  Four big beauties-Wang Zhaojun(0801005-2)
 

Shadowgraph Four big beauties-Wang Zhaojun(0801005-2)

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Product quality: super
Product size: height 33cm
Product price: USD47/pieces
Product material: cowskin
Product pack:Without frame
Product specification: pure refined handiwork
Product remark: water-avoiding
In our history, there were “four big beauties‿--Xi Shi, Wang Zhaojun, Diao Chan, Yang Yuhuan. They lived in different times respectively. Every person had their own typical love story, which were all related to politics. The come-off of the “four big beauties‿has also become the most widely spread folk classical love story. Stories of four big beauties and sinking fish, falling geese, outshining the moon and putting flower to shame:
During the rule of Emperor Han Yuan, the south and the north were at war. In order to make peace and keep good relationship with Hun, Emperor Yuan selected Zhaojun as a wife for ChanYu of the Hun. One balmy autumn day, Zhaojun bid a farewell to her hometown and set out to the north. She felt so sad and couldn't help playing the Pi-Pa while she heard the whinnying of the horses and the honking of the wild geese on the road. The wild geese flying to the south forgot to fly and fell down to the land when it heard the sweet-sound of the music played by Zhaojun and saw the beautiful girl on the horse as well. So Zhaojun was also called “making flying geese fall‿.
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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