Fuzhou Stone Carving Factory

Fuzhou Stone Carving FactoryFounded in 1954, Fuzhou Stone Carving Factory is located on June 1st Road in Fuzhou. As a key enterprise of arts and crafts, it produces more than 1,000 different items known by the brand name Shoushan Stone Carving, longan wood carving, boxwood carving, ivory carving, lacquer ware and seal etc.

The stone used is only quarried in the nearby village of Shoushan and is noted for its fine texture and transparent color. The most valuable type of stone used is called Tianhuang Stone or King Stone, which is said to be more expensive than gold. Shoushan Stone Carving has been produced for more than 1,500 years.

There is a splendid and magnificent of Carving Hall in the factory with a collection of more than 1,000 pieces masterpieces made by carving masters from different dynasties. It is known as oriental palace of arts and crafts and a must-see for tourists and collectors from home and abroad. The most famous is Zhitian Pavilion built in Ming Dynasty, which specializes in Shoushan stone carvings, seals, wooden carvings, calligraphy and paintings and souvenirs.

The factory has strong technical force dedicated to the design and innovation. The carvings made by the factory have won many awards in the competitions at home and abroad. They are the favorite collections by national museums and collectors. The factory has held exhibitions in American, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan to promote the communications between the countries.

 

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