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Traditional handicrafts regain popularity

2010-08-18 09:43:32 GMT2010-08-18 17:43:32 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

A woman works on a clay sculpture modeled on an antique in Leyi village, Xinjiang county, North China's Shanxi province, Aug 17, 2010. More than 1,800 kinds of handicrafts including brick sculptures, bronze ware, embroidery and paper-cuttings regained popularity in the county after the local government offered policies to encourage companies and farmers to preserve the traditional treasures by making a profit from them. [Photo/Xinhua]

A man paints a clay pot modeled on an antique in Leyi village, Xinjiang county, North China's Shanxi province, Aug 17, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

A woman brushes a clay statue in Leyi village, Xinjiang county, North China's Shanxi province, Aug 17, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

A woman works on a clay statue in Leyi village, Xinjiang county, North China's Shanxi province, Aug 17, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

Brick sculptures modeled on antiques are made in Leyi village, Xinjiang county, North China's Shanxi province, Aug 17, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

More than 1,800 kinds of handicrafts including brick sculptures, bronze ware, embroidery and paper-cuttings regained popularity in Leyi village, Xinjiang county, North China's Shanxi province, after the local government offered policies to encourage companies and farmers to preserve the traditional treasures by making a profit from them.

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