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Unique folk art: Linxia brick carving in NW China

Updated: 2016-10-18 16:02:16

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Brick carving artist Shen Zhanwei works at his workshop in Linxia Hui autonomous prefecture, Northwest China's Gansu province, Oct 16, 2016. Linxia brick carving is a unique folk art on building facades, which became a mature artistic form and prospered during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1616-1911) dynasties. Shen Zhanwei, 48, started learning Linxia brick carving at the age of 22 and is now a famous craftsman with great skills. [Photo/Xinhua]

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