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Frontiers in Art Research, 2020, 2(3); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2020.020304.

Preliminary Exploration of the Decoration in Traditional Hakka Houses in Gannan, China


Lin Guo, Hong Li

Corresponding Author:
Lin Guo

School of Fine Arts, Gannan Normal University, Ganzhou, Jiangxi, China
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In the traditional Gannan Hakka houses, there are mostly woody-brick and rammed-earth structures, whether they are hall-house styles or enclosed-yard styles. A common construction method is to use a frame structure made of wood to form the basics and to combine the patterns and colors on the decorative surface to form a space as a whole. From the inside to the outside, on the roof, walls, eaves, doors, windows and other architectural structures, the houses are properly decorated with art forms, such as wood carving, stone carving, brick carving, and painting. These decorations includes legendary lucky animals, romance legends, drama stories, landscapes, flowers and birds, and calligraphy, etc. While ensuring material needs, it also meets the spiritual pursuit of the people.


Gannan hakka, Traditional house decoration

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Lin Guo, Hong Li. Preliminary Exploration of the Decoration in Traditional Hakka Houses in Gannan, China. Frontiers in Art Research (2020) Vol. 2 Issue 3: 14-21. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2020.020304.


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