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Updated: 2021-03-19


Folk artist Yang Bingxue demonstrates her pyrography skills in her studio in Baotou city, in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region. Pyrography refers to the use of a heated tool such as a poker or soldering iron to draw on an object using burn marks. Also known as pokerwork, it has been listed as an item of national intangible cultural heritage. [Photo/Baotou Daily]

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Plum blossoms are drawn intricately on a gourd, using the technique of pyrography, also known as pyrogravure. [Photo/Baotou Daily]


An exquisite scene from the ancient story of the Twelve Hairpins of Jinling is depicted on a gourd. [Photo/Baotou Daily]