Taking the wood of euonymus microcarpus as raw material, pyrograph is the traditional handicraft of Nanyang, Henan Province.
Nanyang Pyrograph originated during the Emperor Guangxu Period of late Qing Dynasty involving pyrogragh of chopsticks, rulers, duster handles, later the large landscape pictures, human images, desk lamps, portraits and so on. More raw materials such as the euonymus microcarpus, the veneers and the rice paper were put into use together as needed. With themes mainly on classic novels, fairy tales and the landscapes, Nanyang Pyrographs are clear, white and exquisite in wood, never fading. Nanyang Pyrographs have been exported to more than 60 countries all over the world, besides being popular in domestic market.