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Chinese folk artist makes dragon head for bow of dragon boat

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Folk artist Chen Bingshou lacquers the dragon head for the bow of a dragon boat in Daoxian County of Yongzhou City, central China's Hunan Province. Chen, 56, has been engaged in making dragon head for over 40 years. Every year, June is the busiest time for Chen as the demand for the dragon head is strong ahead of the dragon boat festival. Each dragon weighs about 15 kilograms and it takes Chen about 12 days to finish. (Xinhua/He Hongfu)

Folk artist Chen Bingshou carves the dragon head for the bow of a dragon boat in Daoxian County of Yongzhou City, central China's Hunan Province. Chen, 56, has been engaged in making dragon head for over 40 years. Every year, June is the busiest time for Chen as the demand for the dragon head is strong ahead of the dragon boat festival. Each dragon weighs about 15 kilograms and it takes Chen about 12 days to finish. (Xinhua/He Hongfu)

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