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The craft of drum-making


The city of Yanshi in Central Henan province is famous for its craft in drum-making. The on-going Spring Festival is always the busiest time of the year for drum-makers in the city.

The craft of drum-making

A worker breaks down a board into smaller pieces to be used to make a drum at a factory in Yanshi, Henan province on January 15, 2015. Drum-making is an ancient craft that requires more than 10 intricate steps. (Photos / CFP)

The craft of drum-making

A worker carefully measures the dimensions of the wood used to make a drum. In July 2005, five drum makers in Yanshi were invited to Shandong to make drums for the Beijing Olympic Games.

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