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Taiwan's fine craft to be showcased in Beijing

2012/08/06 11:41:19

Taipei, Aug. 6 (CNA) An exhibition will kick off Friday in Beijing, showcasing Taiwan's unique fine crafts and promoting them among Chinese consumers, according to the organizers.

Some 79 sets of classical and contemporary Taiwanese craft, many by the country's craft masters and emerging artists, will be on display at the Beijing Taiwan Center.

Master Wang Ching-shuang's lacquer paintings, which feature aboriginal Paiwan people in traditional costumes, will be among the exhibits, according to the National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute that has organized the exhibition.

Specially designed everyday items such as tea trays, sugar bowls, scarves and table mats will also be on display, as well as craft by young Taiwanese artists who have won international awards.

Director of the institute Tsai Hsiang said Taiwanese artists have the advantage of "knowing how to combine traditional and innovative materials."

Tsai said he hopes the exhibition will "bring Taiwanese craft into focus in the Chinese market, open new opportunities for Taiwan's craft industry” and facilitate exchanges in that area between Taiwan and China.

The exhibition will be held Aug. 10-22.

(By Christie Chen)