Stone carving in Tianjin
GOV.cn Wednesday, January 18, 2006


A man highlights a detail of a piece of stone carving made from stromatolite in Tianjin Jan. 17, 2006. The works, created by local craftsman Chai Baoye and his disciples with the material whose history can be traced back to millions of years are the result of Chai's 12 years' study and practice, now a huge collection of over 10,000 pieces is available for the stone lovers. [Xinhua Photo]



A carved lizard made from stromatolite is shown in the photo taken on Jan. 17, 2006 in Tianjin. The stone-carving works, created by local craftsman Chai Baoye and his disciples with the material whose history can be traced back to millions of years are the result of Chai's 12 years' study and practice, now a huge collection of over 10,000 pieces is available for the stone lovers. [Xinhua Photo]



Chai Baoye (C) gives instructions to his disciples in a stromatolite carving studio in Tianjin Jan. 17, 2006. The stone-carving works, created by local craftsman Chai Baoye and his disciples with the material whose history can be traced back to millions of years are the result of Chai's 12 years' study and practice, now a huge collection of over 10,000 pieces is available for the stone lovers. [Xinhua Photo]



Girls admire a stromatolite carving in Tianjin Jan. 17, 2006. The stone-carving works, created by local craftsman Chai Baoye and his disciples with the material whose history can be traced back to millions of years are the result of Chai's 12 years' study and practice, now a huge collection of over 10,000 pieces is available for the stone lovers. [Xinhua Photo]



Visitors have a close look at the stromatolite carvings in Tianjin Jan. 17, 2006. The stone-carving works, created by local craftsman Chai Baoye and his disciples with the material whose history can be traced back to millions of years are the result of Chai's 12 years' study and practice, now a huge collection of over 10,000 pieces is available for the stone lovers. [Xinhua Photo]

Editor: Zhang Lihong
Source: Xinhua