Mural paintings add beauty to Hohhot village
A granny sews clothes on a brick bed. [Photo/hhhtnews]
“Master, we are next. We want to have our family photo painted on the wall,” a resident of Yematu village said to a muralist.
Yematu village is located at the foot of Daqing Mountain in Xincheng district, Hohhot, capital of Inner Mongolia autonomous region.
Renowned for its ethnic customs, the village is now striving to emerge as a model village for its cultural achievements.
Therefore, the village recently invited artists to adorn all shed walls with hand-painted murals to depict the daily lives of the villagers.
A variety of murals have been painted on the walls, including those of animals, agricultural products, family members, and group photos. Muralists inquire about the will of shed owners before drawing pictures.
Since mid-June, a total of about 50 artworks have been completed by six muralists.
It is estimated that all mural paintings on the walls of existing 400 odd sheds could be finished by the end of 2018.
In addition, the colorful walls would not fade despite the adverse weather conditions as paint was contained in the pigments.
A child reaching out for a chicken is painted on the wall of Yematu village, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia. [Photo/hhhtnews]