Belt & Road” Collaborative Wood Carving Program
In order to showcase the contemporary carving art and skill, strengthen the exchange of worldwide woodcarving art and culture, and promote the inheritance and innovation of woodcarving art, 3 international (Bulgaria, Egypt and the Philippines) and 6 Chinese woodcarving artists were invited to “Belt & Road” Collaborative Wood Carving Program. Divided into 3 groups, they selected carving slabs (Nanmu) at a factory and then discussed and merged their ideas for the event theme “Life.” They continued carving at the main venue, Yiwu International Expo Center for three event days. They shared their passion and skills with each other despite various culture backgrounds. The audience was able to witness how the unique relief woodcarving was created from pieces of raw wood slabs and appreciate the craftsmanship of the carvings.