Dough figurines “Ice Dun Dun” are adorable!”Post-80s” non-hereditary inheritors play new tricks


Not long ago, a video of Prince Albert of Monaco using dough figurins to make the Winter Olympics mascot “Bing Dwen Dwen” at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing attracted wide attention.Now, the Winter Olympic Games are in full swing, the mascots “Bing Dwen Dwen” and “Xue Rong Rong” are more popular in the circle.On February 11, the reporter interviewed Zhang Yajie, a non-hereditary inheritor of The Tianjin school of dough figuration, and experienced the unique charm of tianjin’s traditional handicraft skills.”As a non-inheritor of Tianjin, I hope to let more people know about traditional handicrafts and love Traditional Chinese culture.”Zhang yajie said.Reporter saw Zhang Yajie, he is in the creation.I saw his hands kneading the dough, with the tools, only with seven or eight minutes a complete dough “ice dun dun” will be vividly presented in front of the reporter.”Now the Winter Olympic Games are hot, people like the mascot image, I made some dough figurines based on the image of Bing Dwen Dwen, and some images related to ice and snow sports, and I plan to show them to you when I attend the INTANGIBLE cultural heritage exhibition, give lectures on campus or receive foreign guests.”Zhang yajie said.Zhang yajie recalled that his grandfather was a pastry maker, and his mother also inherited the craft. When he was young, the small dough figurines made by his family were his best toys.More than 20 years ago, Zhang Yajie took over the baton of Tianjin Pie dough figurines and began to study the ways of dough figurines.In 2016, Jinpai dough figurines were listed as tianjin municipal intangible cultural Heritage.”The difference between Tianjin style dough figurins and ordinary dough figurins lies in the raw materials and production techniques. In recent years, I have made a lot of innovations in raw materials to create more expressive characters. If you look closely, you can see the petticoats in the gauze skirts of dough figurins.Unlike traditional dough figurines, which are made mainly by hand, the Jin style dough figurines, which require fine processing, rely more on tools.”As a native of Tianjin, Zhang Yajie created many works with strong Flavor of Tianjin, such as dragon mouth large copper pot, Tianjin hemp flower, temple fair activities, etc.In order to let more people know about Tianjin school dough figurines, Zhang yajie often volunteered to go to colleges, communities, welfare homes, universities for the elderly, teaching hand in hand, and even went to Russia to promote the traditional crafts overseas.(Source: Jinyun)

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