Monkeys on artist's gourd pyrography
Updated: 2016-01-02 17:12
A tourist displays a pair of gourd pyrography handicrafts decorated with zodiac monkeys created by Wang Lanqi, a folk artist in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, on Dec 29, 2015. [Photo/China.com.cn]
Gourd phrography is a traditional Chinese handicraft. As the Year of the Monkey comes, handicrafts related with the zodiac monkeys have become particularly popular throughout the country. Wang Lanqi, a gourd pyrography artist in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, has recently created a group of zodiac monkey handicrafts using the high-temperature electric ironing. His works have a distinctive style and are well received by both local people and tourists.