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  • CHINESE STYLE: A wooden gate from north China is displayed at the entrance of the "Handicrafts in the Countryside" exhibition (SHI GANG)
  • ROPE MASTERY: The Chinese name of the "Handicrafts in the Countryside" exhibition is weaved by farmers with plastic ropes (SHI GANG)
  • YOUNG MASTER: Yao Jing (right) demonstrates knot-tying techniques (SHI GANG)
  • RED WAVE: A 40-meter-long, 4-meter-high wall is decorated with 3,600 knot-tying handicrafts (SHI GANG)
  • SKILLFUL HANDS: Pictures of 150 craftsmen's hands are displayed on a wall (SHI GANG)
  • TAKING A BREAK: Visitors take a break on sofas weaved from willows (SHI GANG)
  • WILD WEAVINGS: Wang Fujing, 41, displays willow-weaving techniques (SHI GANG)
  • DAILY ITEMS: Daily items such as baskets and food containers are woven from willows (SHI GANG)
  • HAND-MADE ART: Several kinds of hand-made woven products are displayed (SHI GANG)
  • COLORFUL WORKS: Children paint kites in one of the exhibitions interactive areas (SHI GANG)
  • HAVING FUN: A girl hangs a kite she made on the wall (SHI GANG)
  • GO FLY A KITE: Visitors look at materials used in kite-making (SHI GANG)
  • MAGIC BRUSH: Visitors watch an artist create a Spring Festival-themed painting (SHI GANG)
  • SPRING ON WOODS: Spring Festival-themed paintings from Yangjiubu Village (SHI GANG)
  • WATCHING CAREFULLY: Visitors watch artist Cai Yisheng carved wood (SHI GANG)
  • FLYING FINGERS: Liu Chunying demonstrates cloth-weaving techniques (SHI GANG)
  • WOVEN WONDERS: Woven cloth products from Zhencheng County are on display (SHI GANG)
The creativity and ingenuity of Chinese farmers was on display at an exhibition in downtown Beijing. Titled "Handicrafts in the Countryside," the exhibition was held from January 9 to January 18 in the National Art Museum of China.

The exhibition was the culmination of a research project that examined handicrafts made by farmers living in east China's Shandong Province. Works shown at the event included kites, paintings, carvings, weavings and knot-tying crafts.
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