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Ancient Skills of Making Oil-paper Umbrellas in Guizhou


A craftsman processes oil-paper umbrellas at a workshop in Xixiu District of Anshun City, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Nov. 12, 2012. Made of oiled paper and bamboo frame, oil-paper umbrella is a traditional Chinese handicraft. The skills of making oil-paper umbrellas were introduced to Guizhou in early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). (Xinhua/Huang Yong)

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