Figurines were produced to commemorate soldiers and heroes who sacrificed their lives during the Cultural Revolution era. Vases from Jingdezhen were painted with farmers rather than the traditional themes of flowers and mountains and landscapes. Even great artist who lived during that era had to paint something that reflect the spirit of that time to avoid been branded as against the party and revolution. Great artist like Li Keran had to have red flags and the communes in his brush paintings with some slogans that glorify the party.
Interestingly, artifacts from the Cultural Revolution era had become collectors items in this part of the world in the early 80s. There are professionals here who have deep passion for the handicrafts made during the Cultural Revolution era. Many art and craft shops here had a great variety of artifacts for sale, ranging from badges, figurines to paintings. Stamps of that era were also hot items and these stamps are very valuable by today's market value.
|Chairman Mao at Yan'an|
|Support Vietnamese people against the American aggressors|
|Dr Norman Bethune|
|Luxun, a scholar|
|Porcelain painting produced in the 60s|
|Jingdezhen vases showing peasants at work|