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​Jinan art of microscopic carving
english.jinan.gov.cn2020-12-22

Wang Tianming, 71, an inheritor of Jinan microscopic carving, has been practicing the art for 35 years. Wang is capable of carving Chinese characters on items such as jade, pots, rice grains and even on a single strand of hair.

Wang Tianming, 71, an inheritor of Jinan microscopic carving, shows his artworks. [Photo/VCG]

Chinese characters carved on a strand of white hair can be see with a 100x magnifying glass. [Photo/VCG]

Wang Tianming carves Chinese characters on a seal.  [Photo/VCG]

Wang, who has been practicing microscopic carving for 35 years, has over 10,000 works. [Photo/VCG]

A mini tea ware made by Wang, an inheritor of microscopic carving. The technique has been listed as a Shandong provincial intangible cultural heritage. [Photo/VCG]

Tools used for microscopic carving [Photo/VCG]

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