Society & Culture
Carving the world
Kernel carving is a traditional micro-sculpture exclusively owned by China. Carved on the kernels of fruits or nuts, these handicrafts can be shaped into the figures of human, animals, landscapes and pavilions. Materials including walnut, peach nut, olive nut, apricot nut or cherry nut are applicable for kernel carving, among which the olive nut is the best option for engraving because it is as small as a finger, fully reflecting the precise skill of a handicraftsman.