Wood craftsman follows in forefathers’ steps

Xu Yingfu, a wood carver, displays his phoenix artwork in Xiangyang, Central China’s Hubei province, on August 15, 2011. Xu said his sculpting process includes outlining the design on paper, then rubbing it onto a piece of wood, engraving and polishing. Xu said his handcraft was inherited from his family, and his work is very different from uniform factory products. [Photo/Xinhua]

Xu displays stools carved with peony flowers in Xiangyang, Central China’s Hubei province, on August 15, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Xu displays stools carved with peony flowers in Xiangyang, Central China’s Hubei province, on August 15, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Xu displays stools carved with peony flowers in Xiangyang, Central China’s Hubei province, on August 15, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

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