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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:
There was a beautiful girl named Yang Yuhuan who was selected into the palace in Tang Dynasty. She missed home very much after her entering the palace. One day, She took a walk in the garden and felt distressed when she saw the peonies and roses were all in blossom. She said sadly to the flowers: “Flowers, flowers, you open every year but when will my good time come? And the flowers shrank instantly when she touched them. So she is also called “making flowers feel shameful”.
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.