China's Hainan Province hosts int'l culture week on brocade, embroidery
HAIKOU (PRNewswire) -- An international culture week focusing on brocade and embroidery was held in Haikou's Historic Qilou Street, capital of south China's Hainan Province from November 19 to 24, 2020, according to the Department of Tourism, Culture, Radio, Television and Sports of Hainan Province.
Models present creations made of Li brocade, traditional clothing made by Li ethnic group, at a fashion show in Haikou, south China's Hainan Province on Nov. 19, 2020.
The opening night featured a Li Brocade Culture Fantasy Show; a "Charming Li Brocade" Fashion Show; a Brocade and Embroidery Show, as well as a Brocade and Embroidery World Art Show, perfectly combining the charms of Hainan with its intangible cultural heritage and Haikou's Historic Qilou Street with its rich history.
The 21st Hainan Island Carnival, Culture Week themed "Inheriting, innovating, and creating a brilliant world," aimed to create an internationally influential platform for the exchange and display of Hainan's brocade and embroidery products all over the world.
The six-day event featured exhibitions, light shows and fashion shows in Haikou, Sanya City and Baoting Li and Miao Autonomous County.
Brocade and embroidery works from various countries as well as the local Li ethnic group were displayed during the event to feature different traditional cultures, according to the provincial department of tourism, culture, radio, television and sports.
Sun Ying, director of the department, said the local government is devoted to exploring applications of the Li brocade culture and stimulating the vitality of traditional dress culture, to inject cultural energy into the construction of the Hainan Free Trade Port.
Born from the skillful handcrafts of the Li people on Hainan Island in southern China, the intricate art of Li Brocade boasts of a long history. It was designated as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage item in 2009.
These handmade brocades are now world-renowned for their delicate, romantic, and mysterious patterns.
SOURCES: The Department of Tourism, Culture, Radio, Television and Sports of Hainan Province; PRNewswire