Model boat craftsmanship facing extinction
2017-09-30 10:12:00

Born in Guanyun county of Jiangsu province in 1937, Chen Yunyu worked as a sailor when he was young. This acquainted him well with all kinds of boats. At the age of 50, he started to make models of wooden boats he had seen in the past. And up to now, he has been working on it for 30 years.

Each of Chen’s boat models was made in proportion to the boat’s real-world size, down to each component. He strictly selects materials for his models and has stored a variety of wood, gathered from various places. To date, Chen has completed more than 70 models of various kinds, some of which have been collected by local museums.


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