The patterns on folk art and their symbolic meanings embody the values which evolved over a long time since the dawn of human society. They represent shared beliefs among people especially when marking special occasions.
The Yan Huang Art Museum is showing its collection of folk art objects, including embroidered textile pieces made by housewives, paper-cuttings by prominent folk artists and woodblock Spring Festival paintings produced at time-honored studios across the nation.
The exhibition through March 1 shows the vibrant, bold palette of folk art; the simple forms and shapes to deliver primitive beauty; and the profound cultural meanings being implied.
These objects stand as testimony to distinctive cultures ranging from one place to another while reflecting common values held dear by generations of the Chinese over centuries.