Making figurines with dough

Law Chung-man is an artist of dough figurine crafting, namely the art of sculpting dolls made of steamed flour doughs. This traditional art is believed to have more than two thousand years in China and was recognized as the country’s National Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2008.

It requires years for artists to master sculpting facial expressions and gestures. Artists often created characters from famous Chinese folk tales or novels such as “Journey to the West” and “Romance of the Three Kingdoms”. However, modern elements may be added nowadays to attract people. For example, Mr. Law demonstrated how to make a mouse inspired from the Disney Movie “Ratatouille”.

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