Shanghai Museum is holding an interesting exhibition of Chinese Bamboo carving art. Bamboo is appreciated by many scholars and poets in Chinese history. The plant grows up to the sky without bending, which is like the upright spirit a gentleman needs to have. The hollow-heart represents the modesty and open-heartedness of people.
The exhibition shows various kinds of bamboo carving works, fan bones, brush holder, ornaments, etc. There is also a short documentary explaining Chinese carving skills and how to find a fit bamboo piece for the carving. The exhibition is located in the peoples square and will last for another month till July 1st.