Chinese Lattice In Xidi

 

A typical dwelling in Xidi

A typical dwelling in Xidi

Xidi is a very beautiful village located near Huangshan Mountain in Anhui Province, China. The village is over 900 years old and its white walled, black roof houses nestle within over 40 ancient winding and narrow lanes which are paved with bluestone. It is full of centuries old carvings in both wood and stone and is a must see for those interested in ancient Chinese culture.

Lattice work in a Xidi house

Lattice work in a Xidi house

There are fine examples of original traditional lattice work and sublime wood carvings in many dwellings in Xidi. The picture above shows the carvings in a house several centuries old. Note the ice ray design detail in the left had door opening. The detail in the work is extraordinary.

Intricate wood carving

Intricate wood carving

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