Miniature Chinese landscapes?
May 18, 2012 11:06 PM   Subscribe

You know those miniature dioramas you sometimes find in Chinese restaurants, the ones made out of something like bamboo shavings (?), usually scenes of some trees, a bridge and a small temple or gazebo, set in a little glass box/frame? My Google-fu is weak - my young son is disappoint (he would love one for his birthday)...

(A source in Italy would be doubly awesome...)
posted by progosk to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: They're made of cork - so searching for "Chinese cork sculpture" may get more hits.
posted by Paragon at 11:10 PM on May 18, 2012 [1 favorite]

Best answer: (This or this, for example, on
posted by Paragon at 11:15 PM on May 18, 2012

Response by poster: Ahh - those're the ones! Any idea whether this genre of craft/sculpture has a name?
posted by progosk at 4:31 AM on May 19, 2012

It looks like they're all over Amazon as well, listed as Chinese cork carvings or sculptures.
posted by patheral at 6:57 AM on May 19, 2012

You'll also find them under Asian corked sculpture.
posted by patheral at 7:04 AM on May 19, 2012

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