Clay works of Nirenzhang on exhibit in Hangzhou

May 19 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

A woman admires painted clay figurines made by Zhang Chang, a craftsman in Tianjin, north China. His 120 clay sculptures are on display at Zhejiang Museum in Hangzhou. They feature Chinese legends, folklore and ethnic minorities. Zhang is the fourth generation of Nirenzhang, a family of clay figurine artists since 1830s. The family craft has been listed as an intangible cultural heritage.


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