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Ancient craft of grain painting thrives in Hebei

Updated: 2022-10-28 15:58 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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A farmer makes a grain painting in Shoudong village of Guantao county of Handan, Hebei province. [Photo by Guo Jiangpeng/For chinadaily.com.cn]

Creating images with different kinds of grain is craft — known as grain painting — that has brought notoriety to a rural village in Hebei province, opening the way for it to sell products globally.

Shoudong village in Handan's Guantao county boasts 11 grain painting companies and four studios. It has established the country's first school for teaching the craft and the first research institute on the craft, the local government said.

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