Winter Olympics come on!Dongying dough Figurines are made by non-hereditary inheritor’s skillful hands.


Dongying Chen Zihao, reporter of Dazhong · Poster News, reported several balls of brightly colored noodles, a plastic carving knife, concentrated attention, fingertips flying…On February 9, the winter Olympics mascots “Bing Dwen Dwen” were born in Huaxian Valley of Dongying city by Wang Fuguo, the successor of dongying intangible Cultural Heritage dough figurines.Dough figurines are one of the traditional Chinese folk arts. Dough figurines are made of flour and glutinous rice, mixed with different colors of paint, and created by kneading, rubbing and kneading.”I saw this image at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics and thought it was very cute, so I started to make it. Now it’s the Winter Olympics and the image of ‘Ice Dwen Dwen’ is very popular.”Wang Fuguo told reporters that in order to show the characteristics of Bing Dwen Dwen, such as the color of the face, the heart shape in the hands, we made a long period of observation and trial in the early stage, and finally determined the image of the dough figurine.In addition to “Bing Dwen Dwen”, Wang Fuguo also made the Beijing Winter Paralympics mascot “Xue Rong Rong”, in the continuous production process, he also summed up some of the experience.”Xue Rong Rong is more difficult to make. It has more details, especially the head, which looks like a lantern, surrounded by colorful ribbons and a treasure cover at the top. All these need to be pinched bit by bit by hand.”Wang fuguo told reporters that he hopes to make “Bing Dwen Dwen” and “Xue Rong Rong” to cheer for the Winter Olympics and to let more people know about the traditional culture of dough figurins.

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