In Dong Yang city in 1986 a Christian artist decided to promote his art in China.
With advice and help from others, he set up a wood-carving workshop making nativities.
He trained many people in the skills necessary to carve Camphor wood by hand.
Most of these trained wood-carvers were housewives whose husbands were in other cities for work.
Time has gone on, and many of these skilled artisans are now too old to carve the wood.
In order to preserve the tradition, and to pass on the knowledge to a new generation,
the workshop now needs to train and hire new workers to produce the art if the Woodcarver Zhang heritage it to be continued.
Most of the products from Woodcarver Zhang are still made from Camphor and Basswood.
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