Inheritage

The craftsmanship of ancient buildings has gone through a hundred years

Seetao 2022-08-08 15:43
  • The ancient architectural model making skills were included in the fourth batch of national intangible cultural heritage list in 2014
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Li Changjiu is an inheritor of ancient architectural model making skills in Dacheng County, Hebei Province. He has been making ancient architectural models since he was 18 years old, and it has been nearly 30 years.

The majestic ancient buildings have been reduced in equal proportions and become accessible handicrafts. The precious woods such as cochineal rosewood, red sandalwood, and huanghuali must be hand-made. The error of each component is within 0.2 mm, and the complex model needs at least one pass. time of year. The works undergo complex processes such as drawing, drying, cutting, mortise and tenon assembling, and gold drawing. More than 10,000 or even hundreds of thousands of small components can form an ancient architectural model that shows cultural charm.

Li Changjiu said that the development of architecture and history complement each other, and architecture carries history more. He was born in a family of ancient building repairers. Due to the influence of his ancestors and his own hobbies, he hopes to pass on the ancient building model skills, so that more people can experience the Chinese woodworking culture through ancient building models.Editor/Ma Xue