Also debuting at the fair was Zhanjiang No 45 Art Museum, with its exhibit dedicated to high-end culture and art.
Bamboo carvings displayed by the museum attracted much attention for their sophisticated craftsmanship and profound conception. They were made by Wu Xiaoyi, a famous Zhanjiang calligrapher. Unlike similar artworks, these are elegant products for decoration which are expecting a wider market.
Tobacco pipes manufactured in Leizhou obtained a gold medal at the China Arts and Crafts Cultural Creative Awards last year for their fresh design. The product, made of polished briar, attracted a purchase deal worth two million yuan ($290,275).
Other awarded exhibitions included root carvings, drawings and handmade straw bags.