Stone carving works promote cultural industry development

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated : 2020-11-20

Stone carving arts are promoting cultural industry development in Qingtian county, Lishui city, East China's Zhejiang province.

Considered as embroidery on the stone, the Qingtian stone carvings not only showcase exquisite skills of Chinese artists but also help to enhance the comprehensive strength and market competitiveness of the stone carving culture industry in the area.

Qingtian stone carving was selected as the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage list as early as 2006 and it was included into the first batch of national traditional craft revitalization catalogs in 2018.

Currently, Qingtian county has more than 20,000 stone carving practitioners and over 4,000 professional stone carving creators, including eight masters of Chinese arts and crafts and 49 masters of arts and crafts in Zhejiang province.