Dushan Mountain produces a great variety of jade with as many as over 30 colors. The jade, featuring bright colors, high hardness, fine gloss, delicate texture, and high transparency, is a superior raw material for jade carving.
Nanyang jade carvings, mainly made of jade from the Dushan Mountain, can be classified into four categories, namely, figures, flowers, birds and beasts, with more than 120 types. With the excavation and systemization by artists and scientific and technological workers, as well as absorption of other traditional techniques, the craftsmanship of Nanyang jade carving has been improved constantly, so that it has gradually formed its own unique artistic style and become well-known in the world for its techniques and colors.
Nanyang clay sculpture works win gold medals at the Sixth Central Plains (Hebi) Cultural Industries Fair.