Wax Printing Art Museum
The Fuyuan wax
printing art museum is in the city of An'shun, founded by the famous
folk artist-Hong Fuyuan.
The batik museum has
three sections, the first section is the workshop near the back
gate producing batik works on the fourth floor where more than 20
women workers work from Monday to Saturday, the daily work time
is 08:30am-18:00pm, Sunday is day off. Among the workers, some are
Buyi, some are Han, the majorities are Miao women from nearby villages
The first floor is
for dying, removing the wax, washing and drying the batik works.
About every 7 days, the factory does this work on the first once,
so you may see this process if lucky.
The last section is
the hall in another building at the front gate demonstrating the
finished batick works, and they are for sale. The products are displayed
on the first floor and the second floor, the works on the first
are more cheaper with a variety of patterns from Guizhou minority
folk customs to ancient culture of China, they are excellent gifts
bringing back for relatives and friends. The works on the second
floor focus on Buddhism culture, the works are much bigger and more
expensive. There are also a few high quality batik works collected
by the artist from the Miao in Zhijin county, these works look more
exquisite, and of course they are more expensive, they are suitable
for colletion by rich private people and museum.
Here is some related
information about Hong Fuyuan. He has been engaged in batik art
for over 40 years, won many titles such as " Top ten folk artist
of China", " Outstanding National craftsman", "
World Outstanding overseas artist".
He already created
more than 1000 patterns for the works, many of them were displayed
nemerous times both at home and abroad, and were collected by China
Art Gallery and several provincial museums. Recently he won dozens
of prizes as the following:
The Golden prize Chinese Folk Art Exhibition
The Golden prize International Folk Art Fair
The Golden prize Exhibition of Chinese Technologist Art Master Works
The Golden prize World Overseas Chinese Art Meeting
So in general, if
you want to see the modern process of making batick works and buy
gifts for relatives and friends, it's worth a visit.