Micro worlds carved on peach pits

(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2022-01-06

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[Video/Shandong Broadcasting and Television Station]

Wang Xude, a fifth generation inheritor of Weifang fruit pit carving, carves miniature worlds on peach pits the size of a quarter. Click the video to learn more about the age-old art of carving fruit pits!

Carving peach and apricot pits, walnut shells, and even olive seeds into Buddha figurines, jewelry and landscapes has been practiced in China since at least the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC).

Fruit pit carving has been included on Shandong's list of provincial intangible cultural heritages.