Chaozhou woodcarving in Chaozhou architecture in modern times. Photo: Anven Wu

How China’s skilled Chaozhou woodcarvers created an enviable art form that still thrives today

  • The craft, known for its precision, sophistication and lifelike sculptures, is one of the nation’s oldest surviving and most reputable types of woodcarving
  • Detailed golden phoenixes, blossoming flowers and crabs caught in fishing nets among images found in temples, ancestral halls, on furniture and tools
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Chaozhou woodcarving in Chaozhou architecture in modern times. Photo: Anven Wu
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