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Intangible Cultural Heritages in Anhui

Intangible Cultural Heritages in Anhui

Huangmei Opera

Huangmei Opera came from Huangmei, Hubei Province. It was originally known as Huangmei Tune or Caicha (tea-picking) Opera. It is now popular in Anqing City in Anhui Province, and Huangmei County in Hubei Province. More

Hui Ink Making

Ink is one of the most significant contributions made by Chinese ancestors to Chinese culture and indeed to world civilization. Hui ink is one of the wonders of our ink production, produced in the form of ink sticks, which are ground on an ink stone to provide ink of the right consistency for purpose. More

She Ink Stone Making

She ink stone, one of the four most famous kinds of ink stone in China, is so-called because it was mainly produced in the She County of ancient Huizhou. The ink stone produced in Wuyuan County, Jiangxi Province was also called She ink stone because that area was once under the jurisdiction of ancient Huizhou. More

Xuan Paper Making

Paper-making is one of the four great inventions of China and Xuan paper is one of the Four Treasures of Study (writing brush, ink stick, ink stone and paper). It is the outstanding representative of traditional handmade paper with a history of more than 1500 years. More

Wanan Compass Making

The compass is one of the four greatest inventions from ancient China, vital to astronomy, geography, military affairs and navigation. In China it is also a significant device, used to select a favorable site and aspect for houses and tombs, for example. The Wanan compass is the only existing compass that is still made according to traditional techniques, and it is produced in Wanan Old Street of Wanan Village in Xiuning County, Anhui Province. More

Wuhu Iron Picture Making

Wuhu has boasted an advanced iron metallurgical industry since ancient times, and thus the old saying went “The iron will become steel automatically in Wuhu”. This forms the basis of the development of Wuhu iron pictures. More