A few weeks ago my family and I went to a festival at the Harbourfront called China Now! where we saw a few interesting things. In one pavilion, we found a group of artisans from China who created things by hand. One artisan was a man who hand carved intricate designs on wood.
We were all fascinated by the delicacy of his work and were amazed at the detail he brought to his design.
Using his sharp tools, he carved out minute pieces of wood from the block that he was working on.
The lines he created were not only straight but also curved and zigzagged.
Watching him work reminded me a little of my grandfather who used to spend hours working on wood pieces to create something unique.
We left this Chinese artisan to his work and moved on to look at the others. As we left, I wondered how long it took this man to complete one piece.
Do you enjoy pieces carved by hand?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
(This post was inspired by the WordPress weekly photo challenge prompt: zigzag)