Item #1455 Jia Zhou Jiang.

Shanghai People’s Fine Arts Publishing House, 1958.

First Edition.

Portfolio of photographs of Chinese puppet theatre masks. Jia Zhou Jang (1871 - 1954), a famous puppet sculptor, was born in Huaguotou Village of the Huanshan Township in Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, a region celebrated for its mastery of the form. A large port, Quanzhou lies at the start of the Silk Road, from where its woodcarvings have travelled throughout the world. Documented since the Song Dynasty (1127 - 1279), the puppet theatre of Quanzhou is a highly respected folk art form.

Item #1455

Quarto, bound in cork boards with original green ribbon ties, 42 unbound photographic plates on card + introductionary text, a fine copy.

Price (AUD): $950.00  other currencies

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