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Gansu Folk Artists Made More than 2,000 Masks in the Past 17 Years


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Ma Zhengde showed his mask in the studio.

In Lanzhou, Gansu folk artist Ma Zhengde showed his mask in the studio. According to Ma Zhengde, in the past 17 years, he has produced more than 2,000 masks, from the mythical figures in the The Apotheosizing Tales to the representative figures in the Four Greatest Famous Books to folklore. He must read the historical materials carefully and study the folktales, comb the meaning of each mask, and then draw the draft. The wet wood was dry, then sized, polished, colored and each process is strictly required. The mask is an important part of Chinese culture. It is used for funeral, break dance, and drama. There are many kinds of masks. Different shapes all carved by willow wood and camphor wood. And then, they were painted, showing rough and elegant, gorgeous and magnificent.[photo by Yang Yanming]

Ma Zhengde showed his large mask “the God of Pangu”.

Ma Zhengde introduced the mask of Zhong Kui in the studio.