CULTURE Intangible heritage inheritor promotes traditional woodworking skills in Tianjin

CULTURE

Intangible heritage inheritor promotes traditional woodworking skills in Tianjin

Xinhua

08:27, August 26, 2020

Xin Quansheng displays a wooden model made with mortise and tenon joints at his workshop in Tianjin Vocational Institute, in north China's Tianjin, Aug. 25, 2020. Following the advice of his father, Xin Quansheng started to learn woodworking at the age of 16. Now an intangible heritage inheritor, Xin was once a carpenter for over four decades. During his career, Xin has witnessed both encouraging and frustrating periods of the industry. Nevertheless, he could never forget the feeling of being a carpenter even after he changed his occupation at the hardest time. In September 2019, Xin was invited to teach mortise and tenon techniques and wooden furniture making skills at Tianjin Vocational Institute, which gives him a new opportunity to promote and carry forward the traditional woodworking skills. By far, nearly 100 people from different walks of life have learnt from him. (Xinhua/Sun Fanyue)

Xin Quansheng teaches an apprentice about a wooden structure at his workshop in Tianjin Vocational Institute, in north China's Tianjin, Aug. 25, 2020. Following the advice of his father, Xin Quansheng started to learn woodworking at the age of 16. Now an intangible heritage inheritor, Xin was once a carpenter for over four decades. During his career, Xin has witnessed both encouraging and frustrating periods of the industry. Nevertheless, he could never forget the feeling of being a carpenter even after he changed his occupation at the hardest time. In September 2019, Xin was invited to teach mortise and tenon techniques and wooden furniture making skills at Tianjin Vocational Institute, which gives him a new opportunity to promote and carry forward the traditional woodworking skills. By far, nearly 100 people from different walks of life have learnt from him. (Xinhua/Sun Fanyue)

Xin Quansheng works at his workshop in Tianjin Vocational Institute, in north China's Tianjin, Aug. 25, 2020. Following the advice of his father, Xin Quansheng started to learn woodworking at the age of 16. Now an intangible heritage inheritor, Xin was once a carpenter for over four decades. During his career, Xin has witnessed both encouraging and frustrating periods of the industry. Nevertheless, he could never forget the feeling of being a carpenter even after he changed his occupation at the hardest time. In September 2019, Xin was invited to teach mortise and tenon techniques and wooden furniture making skills at Tianjin Vocational Institute, which gives him a new opportunity to promote and carry forward the traditional woodworking skills. By far, nearly 100 people from different walks of life have learnt from him. (Xinhua/Sun Fanyue)

Xin Quansheng teaches his apprentices at his workshop in Tianjin Vocational Institute, in north China's Tianjin, Aug. 25, 2020. Following the advice of his father, Xin Quansheng started to learn woodworking at the age of 16. Now an intangible heritage inheritor, Xin was once a carpenter for over four decades. During his career, Xin has witnessed both encouraging and frustrating periods of the industry. Nevertheless, he could never forget the feeling of being a carpenter even after he changed his occupation at the hardest time. In September 2019, Xin was invited to teach mortise and tenon techniques and wooden furniture making skills at Tianjin Vocational Institute, which gives him a new opportunity to promote and carry forward the traditional woodworking skills. By far, nearly 100 people from different walks of life have learnt from him. (Xinhua/Sun Fanyue)

Xin Quansheng demonstrates techniques to apprentices at his workshop in Tianjin Vocational Institute, in north China's Tianjin, Aug. 25, 2020. Following the advice of his father, Xin Quansheng started to learn woodworking at the age of 16. Now an intangible heritage inheritor, Xin was once a carpenter for over four decades. During his career, Xin has witnessed both encouraging and frustrating periods of the industry. Nevertheless, he could never forget the feeling of being a carpenter even after he changed his occupation at the hardest time. In September 2019, Xin was invited to teach mortise and tenon techniques and wooden furniture making skills at Tianjin Vocational Institute, which gives him a new opportunity to promote and carry forward the traditional woodworking skills. By far, nearly 100 people from different walks of life have learnt from him. (Xinhua/Sun Fanyue)

Xin Quansheng teaches his nephew Xin Zhengming at his workshop in Tianjin Vocational Institute, in north China's Tianjin, Aug. 25, 2020. Following the advice of his father, Xin Quansheng started to learn woodworking at the age of 16. Now an intangible heritage inheritor, Xin was once a carpenter for over four decades. During his career, Xin has witnessed both encouraging and frustrating periods of the industry. Nevertheless, he could never forget the feeling of being a carpenter even after he changed his occupation at the hardest time. In September 2019, Xin was invited to teach mortise and tenon techniques and wooden furniture making skills at Tianjin Vocational Institute, which gives him a new opportunity to promote and carry forward the traditional woodworking skills. By far, nearly 100 people from different walks of life have learnt from him. (Xinhua/Sun Fanyue)

Xin Quansheng planes a piece of wood at his workshop in Tianjin Vocational Institute, in north China's Tianjin, Aug. 25, 2020. Following the advice of his father, Xin Quansheng started to learn woodworking at the age of 16. Now an intangible heritage inheritor, Xin was once a carpenter for over four decades. During his career, Xin has witnessed both encouraging and frustrating periods of the industry. Nevertheless, he could never forget the feeling of being a carpenter even after he changed his occupation at the hardest time. In September 2019, Xin was invited to teach mortise and tenon techniques and wooden furniture making skills at Tianjin Vocational Institute, which gives him a new opportunity to promote and carry forward the traditional woodworking skills. By far, nearly 100 people from different walks of life have learnt from him. (Xinhua/Sun Fanyue)

Deng Xiuxiang (R), wife of Xin Quansheng, takes a video of items made with mortise and tenon joints for sharing on social media, at a workshop in Tianjin Vocational Institute, in north China's Tianjin, Aug. 25, 2020. Following the advice of his father, Xin Quansheng started to learn woodworking at the age of 16. Now an intangible heritage inheritor, Xin was once a carpenter for over four decades. During his career, Xin has witnessed both encouraging and frustrating periods of the industry. Nevertheless, he could never forget the feeling of being a carpenter even after he changed his occupation at the hardest time. In September 2019, Xin was invited to teach mortise and tenon techniques and wooden furniture making skills at Tianjin Vocational Institute, which gives him a new opportunity to promote and carry forward the traditional woodworking skills. By far, nearly 100 people from different walks of life have learnt from him. (Xinhua/Sun Fanyue)

Xin Quansheng (C) teaches his apprentices at his workshop in Tianjin Vocational Institute, in north China's Tianjin, Aug. 25, 2020. Following the advice of his father, Xin Quansheng started to learn woodworking at the age of 16. Now an intangible heritage inheritor, Xin was once a carpenter for over four decades. During his career, Xin has witnessed both encouraging and frustrating periods of the industry. Nevertheless, he could never forget the feeling of being a carpenter even after he changed his occupation at the hardest time. In September 2019, Xin was invited to teach mortise and tenon techniques and wooden furniture making skills at Tianjin Vocational Institute, which gives him a new opportunity to promote and carry forward the traditional woodworking skills. By far, nearly 100 people from different walks of life have learnt from him. (Xinhua/Sun Fanyue)

Xin Quansheng draws lines on a piece of wood at his workshop in Tianjin Vocational Institute, in north China's Tianjin, Aug. 25, 2020. Following the advice of his father, Xin Quansheng started to learn woodworking at the age of 16. Now an intangible heritage inheritor, Xin was once a carpenter for over four decades. During his career, Xin has witnessed both encouraging and frustrating periods of the industry. Nevertheless, he could never forget the feeling of being a carpenter even after he changed his occupation at the hardest time. In September 2019, Xin was invited to teach mortise and tenon techniques and wooden furniture making skills at Tianjin Vocational Institute, which gives him a new opportunity to promote and carry forward the traditional woodworking skills. By far, nearly 100 people from different walks of life have learnt from him. (Xinhua/Sun Fanyue)

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