Profile: Huangshan artist dedicates decades to make top quality lacquerware
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
BEIJING, March 16 (Xinhua) -- In 1999, Gan Erke, a Huangshan-based lacquerware artist shut down his antique store and opened a lacquerware studio.
"I wanted to stay focused and make the finest lacquerware in the world," Gan told Xinhua.
Huangshan in east China's Anhui Province, with its ancient name Huizhou, has been known for its craftsmanship of lacquerware for centuries.
According to Gan, China was the first country in the world to use lacquer as a decoration. Lacquerware is renowned fo ...