From pastime to profession; the art and culture of carving explored in RTD’s carving documentaries

Over thousands of years, the Chinese have mastered the art of carving bamboo. The carvings have adorned temples and important buildings for centuries. The intricate work is explained in the documentary, the Poetry of Chinese Carving. For the Arctic peoples carving wood and bone began as a pastime and now it is regarded as an art form as James Brown learns in the documentary Polar Nights and Northern Lights. There are more fascinating stories in RTD’s series of carving documentaries.

Chinese carving