[Children’s Stationery] The quintessence of national spirit, traditional pen-making craftsmanship is facing a test of survival

by:Yourijiu     2021-08-19
Xinjiang County, Shanxi Province has a long history of making brushes. Zhongcheng Alley in the city was once known as a street of pen and ink. Jiangzhou brushes are made by hand, with superb craftsmanship, clean and tidy. 92-year-old veteran artist Zhang Yongfu began to learn to make pens since he was a child. Although children’s stationery is already very old, the elderly still work tirelessly and are meticulous in more than a hundred procedures. Nowadays, my daughter Zhang Xiting continues... Xinjiang County, Shanxi Province, has a long history of making brushes. Zhongcheng Lane in the city was once known as a street of pens and inks. Jiangzhou brushes are made by hand, with superb craftsmanship, clean and tidy. 92-year-old veteran artist Zhang Yongfu began to learn to make pens since he was a child. Although children’s stationery is already very old, the elderly still work tirelessly and are meticulous in more than a hundred procedures. Nowadays, daughter Zhang Xiting has inherited her father's pen-making skills, and runs a pen-making workshop called Jiwenzhai with her husband, and sticks to this ancient industry in loneliness. With the shrinking of the brush market, the traditional pen-making process is facing a test of survival. There is a hint of helplessness in the words of children's stationery Zhang Xiting: Nowadays, people write with pens or type with computers, and fewer and fewer people use brushes. She hopes that there will be more heirs who love to make pens to pass on this skill and reproduce the glory of yesterday.
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