Group Brings 5 Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritages to New Zealand

December 14, 2016
Editor: Jane Wang

Children try to make their own paper-cuts, Wellington, New Zealand, December 5, 2016. []


A group of Chinese inheritors brought five Chinese intangible cultural heritages to two schools in Wellington, New Zealand, from December 5 to 8.

The members demonstrated Yiwulu Mount Manchu Ethnic Paper-cut, Liaoxi knotting, Jinzhou dough sculpture, amber carving and sugar painting for the teachers and students.

The children were fascinated by the performances and tried to paint with sugar and make their own paper-cuts.

Li Fengyan, a sugar painting inheritor, brewed six pots of syrup and made 300 sugar paintings for students during her performance on December 8.

Yan Weiqi is one of the inheritors of Jinzhou knotting.

"This is my first time to perform in New Zealand. To my surprise, the local Maori people told me they also use the same way that I showed to make tie knots. And I can feel the common things we share in spite of those differences," Yan said.

The students performed "haka", a traditional Maori dance, and expressed their gratitude to the Chinese transmitters.


A student holds a Chinese knot and a dough sculpture made by Chinese inheritors, Wellington, New Zealand, December 5, 2016. []

Students and Chinese inheritors pose for a photo, Wellington, New Zealand, December 5, 2016. []


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