Mind-Blowing Pieces of Art (Made With The Most Random Stuff)

April 14, 2019 | 0 | Mind-Blowing , Pieces

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Intricately Carved Food Waste

Heidao, or Chinese nut carving, burst onto the scene more than 800 years ago during the Song Dynasty. By mid-millennium, it had become such a craze that even the emperor was said to flaunt his nuts.

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But it’s not limited to nuts. Artisans also carve intricate scenes of daily life, mythology, or Chinese history into fruit pits from apricots, cherries, olives, or more popularly, peach, because the peach is a symbol of vitality, and also because “peach” shares a pronunciation with “escape.” Sometimes art is a fickle mistress; other times, not so much.

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