Jixue Stone, highly sought-after material for making seals and carving handicrafts
The Jixue stone, featuring chicken-blood bright red traces, a local specialty in Changhua Town of Hangzhou City, is a highly sought-after material for making seals and carving handicrafts. Inspired by its colors, artisan have been bringing ingeniously-designed and broadly-themed creations throughout its long history and helped form the Jixue stone carving's unique features with their relentless pursuit of craftsmanship. The Changhua Jixue stone carving was listed in the second batch of the national intangible cultural heritage list in 2008.
The vitality of this heritage has never faded away with time. In recent years, the local government has adopted a series of measures to facilitate the industrial development and the cultivation of young artisans. The Changhua Jixue stone carving is blossoming with new life in heritage and innovation.