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Chinese Arts and Crafts: Making Kuitou

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04-28-2017 10:29 BJT

Every figure in Chinese traditional opera has his or her own unique costume. Thus, the hats worn by actors when performing also vary in a lot of forms. The professionals call the hat "Kuitou." A well-made Kuitou will boost the spirit and vitality of an actor.

Every figure in Chinese traditional opera has his or her own unique costume. Thus, the hats worn by actors when performing also vary in a lot of forms.

Every figure in Chinese traditional opera has his or her own unique costume. Thus, the hats worn by actors when performing also vary in a lot of forms.

Kuitou is a kind of hat worn by Chinese opera actors. Making Kuitou is an art requiring both deft hands and a sharp mind.

Mr. Li Jizong has devoted his whole life to making Kuitou. Even after retirement, he's still involved in Kuitou-making. To him, any simple and lightweight paper can be transformed into delicate Kuitou.

Following every step in Kuitou making process, let's explore the thoughts of the old craftsman and his attitude to life.

Every figure in Chinese traditional opera has his or her own unique costume. Thus, the hats worn by actors when performing also vary in a lot of forms.

Every figure in Chinese traditional opera has his or her own unique costume. Thus, the hats worn by actors when performing also vary in a lot of forms.

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