Folk artist turns discarded jade pieces into handicrafts

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Wang Zhongxiang uses discarded jade fragments to make handicrafts in Qilian County, Northwest China's Qinghai Province, March 28, 2019. The 55-year-old folk artist is known for his ability to turn the waste into valuable works of art often through time-consuming processes, such as polishing, painting and pasting. (Photo: China News Service/Ma Mingyan)

Wang Zhongxiang uses discarded jade fragments to make handicrafts in Qilian County, Northwest China's Qinghai Province, March 28, 2019. The 55-year-old folk artist is known for his ability to turn the waste into valuable works of art often through time-consuming processes, such as polishing, painting and pasting. (Photo: China News Service/Ma Mingyan)

Wang Zhongxiang uses discarded jade fragments to make handicrafts in Qilian County, Northwest China's Qinghai Province, March 28, 2019. The 55-year-old folk artist is known for his ability to turn the waste into valuable works of art often through time-consuming processes, such as polishing, painting and pasting. (Photo: China News Service/Ma Mingyan)

Wang Zhongxiang uses discarded jade fragments to make handicrafts in Qilian County, Northwest China's Qinghai Province, March 28, 2019. The 55-year-old folk artist is known for his ability to turn the waste into valuable works of art often through time-consuming processes, such as polishing, painting and pasting. (Photo: China News Service/Ma Mingyan)

Visitors look at handicrafts made by Wang Zhongxiang using discarded jade fragments in Qilian County, Northwest China's Qinghai Province, March 28, 2019. The 55-year-old folk artist is known for his ability to turn the waste into valuable works of art often through time-consuming processes, such as polishing, painting and pasting. (Photo: China News Service/Ma Mingyan)