Renowned craftsman makes masks of "Manghao" god in SE China

Source: Xinhua| 2017-07-24 07:49:20|Editor: An


Liang Ronghua (R) and his apprentice Dong Zhengnian, display finished "Manghao" masks in Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, July 22, 2017. According to local folklore, the "Manghao" is a god who can drive away the evil and bring people happiness. People here wear "Manghao" masks to welcome Lunar New Year. Liang is a renowned craftsman specialized in making masks of the "Manghao" god. He started making masks since his 20s, sticked to it for about 30 years, earned high-profile reputation. (Xinhua/Long Tao)

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