Straw plaiting style
Updated: 2016-01-02 17:03
Tang Yunlun displays a monkey straw-plaited handicraft at his home in Gaoling village of Lianyungang city in Jiangsu province on Dec 28, 2015. [Photo/China.com.cn]
Tang Yunlun, 50, lives in Gaoling village of Lianyungang city in Jiangsu province. He is famed for his unique style of straw plaiting which has been handed down in his family from generation to generation. Tang began to learn the skill at the age of five.
He specializes in plaiting flowers, birds, fish and insects with the raw materials of straws, bean skins and artificial leaves. His products are vivid and of excellent workmanship. They have even been sold overseas to South Korea.
As the Year of the Monkey approaches, according to the Chinese lunar calendar, Tang has made a series of lovely monkey handicrafts for the occasion.