Home /Culture/ ArtCraftsman sticks to handmade silver craft(chinadaily.com.cn)Updated:2016-07-11 13:49CommentsZhang Xiangbao tests the silverwares he made at Qingkou town, Ganyu district, Lianyungang city in Jiangsu province, July 10, 2016. [Photo/VCG]The 69-year-old Zhang Xiangbao, from a small town in Jiangsu province makes a living by producing silverwares. Zhang displayed his gift since childhood, and began making silver as early as 12 years old. The process of making silver is complicated as it has to go through melting, forging into silver bar, anneal, stamp, trim, tangling up, and polishing.Zhang was born in a family that has been producing handmade silverwares for three generations. His father was strict with him when teaching him the skill, and said that “when you have a certain skill, you can make a living.”Zhangs silver productions are quite popular. Although, as technology develops, the purely handmade silverware is gradually declining, and his business is in obvious recession. Yet Zhang still sticks to the traditional handcraft, and wants to preserve the intangible cultural heritage as much as he can.Previous Page1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next PagePrevious Page1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next PagePhotoTop 10 biggest brands in AsiaNine new rules coming into effect from June 1Top 10 Chinese cities with internet plus tourismTraditional dresses for Yugur womenSky painter Langkajies Tangka shines in BeijingRelated StoriesHow a writing brush is producedTurning straw to gold: folk artists straw pyrographyPreserving the ancient craft of cloth shoesPreserving the old in a modern urban settingA leather engravers meditative craftTagssilver craft intangible cultural heritageMost Popular…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer |Copyright 1995 -. All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.License for publishing multimedia online 0108263             Registration Number: 130349