The collection of bamboo carvings The art of bamboo carving in China has a long history. Our academic and archaeological circles have always believed that the collection value of bamboo carvings is far before the invention of paper and ink. The Han ancestors have learned to use the knife to engrave the notes on the pillars. It determines the collection value of bamboo carvings.
The original bamboo carving even precedes Oracle. Because Oracle has already had three elements of calligraphy art, and the so-called bamboo carving notes, the first moment is just symbols. In ancient times, China’s Central Plains and the northern regions did not grow bamboo, so they were written with animal bones. When the south was rich in bamboo, the symbols or words were engraved on the bamboo.
However, according to the records in the ancient literature, the source of Chinese bamboo carving art has already appeared before the Shang Dynasty. This is beyond doubt. In addition, China has begun to use bamboo to manufacture and use utensils in ancient times.
Bamboo carvings are a formal work, and bamboo carvings have been formed during the Western Zhou Dynasty. According to the Han Dynasty Dai Sheng “Ceremony _ Yuzao” records, the Western Zhou Junchen held in the hands of the shackles (also known as the hand), some are made of bamboo. The collection value of this kind of bamboo carving is very high, but most of it has been wiped out because of the age.