Woodcarver Zhang Products

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.
Browse Woodcarver Zhang's products below and, if you see anything you like, make a note of the product name and click here to choose an ordering method!
<p>Small Nativity Plinth&nbsp;</p>

Small Nativity Plinth 

Price: ¥180
Pictured is just one from a huge range of plinth-style nativities, hand-carved by Zhang and his team!
<p>Small Noah's Ark Set</p>

Small Noah's Ark Set

Price: ¥476
A small, ornately hand-carved set.  All fits inside a small wooden box (included!).
Massive Nativity&nbsp;
Massive Nativity 
Price: ¥4888
Enormous nativity set, ideal for hotel or church use.  Chinese style hand-carved characters made from camphor, and a stable building with a roof of straw.
<p>Noah's Ark Chinese Knot</p>

Noah's Ark Chinese Knot

Price: ¥99 each
Hand-carved wood depiction of Noah's ark, at a great price!  Chinese knot-style hanging.
<p>Large Nativity Set</p>

Large Nativity Set

Price: ¥1280
The ever-popular deluxe nativity set.  All the main characters from the story are present, and the set is avalable with 4 different building designs: two Chinese, and two Western.
<p>Medium Nativity Set</p>

Medium Nativity Set

Price: ¥420
This medium-sized nativity from Woodcarver Zhang features sliding doors and bamboo features!  all the figures fit inside for storage.
Small Nativity Set&nbsp;
Small Nativity Set 
Price: ¥320
The smallest nativity 'set' from Woodcarver Zhang.  All the figures fit inside the 'stable' house!
<p>Large Nativity Plinth&nbsp;</p>

Large Nativity Plinth 

Price: ¥320
Guilin-style rock formations form part of this imaginative. plinth-style nativity diorama from Woodcarver Zhang.
<p>Small Nativity Knot&nbsp;</p>

Small Nativity Knot 

Price: ¥180
Small, Chinese-style knot hanging.  Available in a variety of styles and colours (subject to availability) 
<p>Fish and Loaves Knot</p>

Fish and Loaves Knot

Price: ¥179
Depicting two fish and five loaves, this Chinese-style knot ornament is a conversation starter!
<p>Sower Ornament&nbsp;</p>

Sower Ornament 

Price: ¥365
From the famous parable, this free-standing ornament is beautifully hand-carved from wood.  One alternative design is available.
<p>Standing Cross Ornament</p>

Standing Cross Ornament

Price: ¥230
Free-standing cross ornament, expertly carved by Woodcarver Zhang and his team.
<p>Good Shepherd&nbsp;</p>

Good Shepherd 

Price: ¥330
This hand-carved free-standing ornament is available in one other design. 
<p>Christmas Tree Decorations&nbsp;</p>

Christmas Tree Decorations 

Price: ¥25 each
Pictured is only a small selection from a huge range of beautiful wooden tree ornaments are available.  
<p>Silver Pendants (large)&nbsp;</p>

Silver Pendants (large) 

Price: ¥220 each
Woodcarver Zhang not only makes beautiful wooden products; they also produce some elegant silver jewellery!

Pictured are a selection of Zhang's larger silver pendants, featuring Chinese characters with a range of meanings in a range of styles.

<p>Silver Pendants (small) and Earrings&nbsp;</p>

Silver Pendants (small) and Earrings 

Price: ¥120 
Pictured are a selection of Zhang's larger silver jewellery, featuring Chinese characters with a range of meanings in a range of styles.  More designs are available!