Return to the Roots - The 2nd "Belt & Road" International Root Carving Cultural Exchange Week

13 Jul, 2020

Organized by the International Wood Culture Society and the Kaihua County People's Government of China, the 2nd “Belt & Road" International Root Carving Cultural Exchange Week was held in Kaihua County, hometown of Chinese root carving arts, Zhengjiang province of China from December 14-18, 2018.  Responding to the 2018 World Wood Day’s theme - “LIFE”, this event aims to showcase the contemporary carving art and skill through diverse culture and different perspectives, strengthen the exchange of worldwide root carving art and culture, and promote the inheritance and innovation of root carving art.  14 international woodcarvers from countries of Asia, Europe, Oceania and Africa were invited. Besides the woodcarving program, 103 woodcarving works from 75 countries on five continents was exhibited concurrently in Kaihua.  These woodcarving works were collected by International Wood Culture Society during the 6th World Wood Day celebration in Siem Reap, Cambodia in March 2018.

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