Stone Monkey

In stone engraving there is a phrase goes that “the best stone monkey carving master is in Chiayi” and the master refers to Jame-Long. He dedicated all his life to carve the image of Formosan macaques on the river stone of Pachang creek for every offspring in Taiwan to remember. He started the fashion of stone monkey and he used large amount creek stones as materials. With excellent workmanship and skills his works were favorite and bought by Japanese tourists and collectors. His success draw more and more people’s attentions to join this industry. This kind of creation with strong local atmosphere was gradually made by self-learned artists. Little by little stone monkey carving became a unique feature of Chiayi. The special materials, forms and backgrounds not only established the name of “stone monkey of the peach city” but created the special cultural landscape of Chiayi city.

 

Stone Monkey

Latest update:2016/12/3 下午 12:06:34