Silver-inlaid black copper gets ever more popular
The silver-inlaid black copper is a traditional Chinese handicraft unique to Yunnan. It has a history of more than 300 years.
The objects are inlaid with either gold or silver, but the silver-inlaid black copper is more popular because of the sharp contrasts. In the past, most silver-inlaid black copper objects were stationeries.
Today, craftsmen have created curios, ornaments, accessories and objects for daily use that are hailed by customers. In 2011, silver-inlaid black copper was inscribed on the third list of national intangible cultural heritage.
(Spring City Evening News; Online photos)