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Product quality: super
Product size: height 70cm
Product material: cowskin
Product pack:Without frame
Product specification: pure refined handiwork
Product remark: water-avoiding
One hand of the god of longevity holds a free peach and the other hand carries a dragon-headed stick, with calabash and firecracker hung on it. When an elderly person’ s birthday is congratulated on, Taoist Nun picture is hung for the woman and The God of Longevity picture is hung for the man. Firecracker has the meaning of heralding safety and the calabash means thousands of generations.
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.