Su Qingwu, a post-90s generation girl from Wencheng in Zhejiang, read before her pavilion. [Photo/66wz.com]
Su Qingwu, a post-90s generation girl from Wencheng in Zhejiang, has built a Tang-style pavilion by hand. It took her a total of 200 days to learn traditional craftmanship which includes mortise and tenon joints, bracket structure and other techniques to build the pavilion.
Su works as a freelance photographer on weekdays. In 2020, with her enthusiasm for traditional handicrafts, Su began to remake the pavilion of the Forbidden City and uploaded her film of the production process of the pavilion to the internet, where she received praise and encouragement from netizens. After that, Su began building her second pavilion.
In contrast to the architectural structure of the Ming and Qing dynasties, the bucket arches of the Tang and Song dynasties were much more complicated. After 200 days of hard work, an elegant Tang-style pavilion was finally presented, and traditional skills which once laid deep in dusty old books had been recreated in an ordinary girl's home.
Su works on her pavilion. [Photo/66wz.com]