This traditional Chinese handicraft takes scraps of wheat straw and transforms them into an elegant, three dimensional form of art.
The straw is pressed and cut into the desired shapes. To add detail, heat is then carefully applied to certain parts of the straw to “toast” it to darker shades of brown.
In traditional pieces of art, the colors are demure and serene--limited to the straw’s natural light tan color and various shades of golden brown. In recent years, some craftsmen have begun to stain the straw to add striking colors.
Either way they are made, these handmade crafts add a touch of culture and art to any wall.
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