Shaanxi folk art: Shehuo Mashao facial makeup
GOV.cn Monday, February 13, 2006


A worker burnishes a flan of the Shehuo Mashao facial makeup in Chencang district of Baoji city in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Feb.11, 2006. Facial makeup means type of facial make-up in Chinese operas. The Shehuo Mashao facial makeup is also called ladle facial makeup. The artists select high-quality wood of paulownia, phoenix and mahogany tree as material, carve out a shape of ladle or other living utensils manually by knife. Most of the patterns of facial makeup came from the Chinese folk stories or dramatis personae. The ladle facial makeups used to be the talismans that were believed to exorcise and bring up with blessings and auspicious wishes. [Xinhua Photo]


Chinese folk-artist Zhang Xing (R) makes a flan of a Shehuo Mashao facial makeup in Chencang district of Baoji city in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Feb.11, 2006. [Xinhua Photo]


Workers paint flans of the Shehuo Mashao facial makeup in Chencang district of Baoji city in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Feb.11, 2006. [Xinhua Photo]


Chinese folk-artist Zhang Xing paints a flan of the Shehuo Mashao facial makeup in Chencang district of Baoji city in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Feb.11, 2006.[Xinhua Photo]

 
Editor: Du Jing
Source: Xinhua