Craftwork by Qiaoniang Studio Showcased in Beijing

May 12, 2015
Editor: Arnold Hou

An exhibition of more than 60 pieces of craftwork created by the Qiaoniang Studio, an initiative to support local women artisans, was held at Dashilar Street in Beijing on May 8. At the event, female volunteers staged performances to display their positive and optimistic attitude.

During the event, eight female volunteers were honored as "advanced individuals" and presented with special silk flowers. The silk flowers were made by female volunteers of the studio, which is located in the Sanjing Community Women's Home in Dashilar Street.

Beijing Qiaoniang, or skilled craftswomen — now publicized as a women's cultural-exchange brand — was established in 2006 by the Beijing Women's Federation to promote the work of the capital's craftswomen embroiderers.

Dashilar Street is probably the most ancient, famous and distinctive commercial street among the hutongs of Beijing. Located outside the Qianmem Gate, its east end is just dozens of steps walk away from Tian'anmen Square.

Prosperous classes who lived in the ancient capital nurtured its businesses. Now, it is famous for all kinds of stores with an antique flavor. Many people come here to experience the relics of the area's historic wealth.

Eight female volunteers are honored as "advanced individuals" and receive silk flowers. [Xinhua/Li Xin]

Female volunteer Ren Chengmin (L) from the Sanjing Community Women's Home in Dashilar Street shows her silk flowers to her neighbors on May 8. [Xinhua/Li Xin]

Female volunteers from Qianmem Gate Xiheyan Community in Beijing perform a bodybuilding exercise on May 8. [Xinhua/Li Xin]


(Source: Xinhua/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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