The Sanyi Woodcarving Festival is being held in Sanyi from 10/1 to 10/29 this month.

Another factor that has drawn attention to Sanyi woodcarvers is the establishment in 1995 of the Miaoli Wood Sculpture Museum, which houses sculptures made by members of both aboriginal and Han groups in Taiwan and representing numerous ethnic traditions around the world. As a part of the month-long woodcarving festival, the museum annually holds the “International Woodcarving Cultural Arts Festival Exhibition,” which includes an international scholarly symposium on woodcarving.

This year’s exhibition comprises about 140 pieces, about half of which are the works of 25 Taiwanese, 18 works by 6 New Zealanders, 21 works by 8 Australians, and 31 pieces from artisans scattered across Oceania.