'Mom Handworks' Cooperative Promotes Miao Crafts' Development

August 29, 2019
Editor: Wei Xuanyi
The establishment ceremony of the "Mom Handworks" Miao crafts' cooperative is held in Taijiang County, Southwest China's Guizhou Province, on August 22. Participants are shown at the ceremony. [For Women of China]

 

The China Women's Development Foundation, the Taijiang County Government, and the Yuhang District Government of Hangzhou City, East China's Zhejiang Province, witnessed the establishment of a Miao crafts' cooperative in Taijiang County, Southwest China's Guizhou Province, on Aug 22.

The establishment of "Mom Handworks," a public-welfare project initiated by the China Women's Development Foundation, will facilitate the development and popularization of the culture of the Miao ethnic group. In addition, the project will also enable  local low-income women to work at home and help poverty-stricken mothers learn craft skills to increase their income.

The Yuhang District of Hangzhou, will invest three million yuan ($418,900) per year for three consecutive years to help Taijiang County in poverty alleviation. The district will work with the "Mom Handworks" project to develop Taijiang's Miao crafts, including silverware and embroidery.

The project is expected to provide jobs to 300 women and help 360 impoverished women earn income, a helpful push to help people in Taijiang County get out of poverty.

As a new mode of poverty relief, the "Mom Handworks" project brings local government, non-profit organizations and cultural institutions together to develop intangible cultural heritages and commercialize local handicrafts.

The "Mom Handworks" Miao crafts' cooperative is established in Taijiang County on August 22. [For Women of China]
Actor Zhang Xiaolong (3rd L, front), also an ambassador for "Mom Handworks," tries Miao embroidery at a Miao crafts' cooperative of "Mom Handworks" in Taijiang County on August 22. {For Women of China]

 

(Women of China)

 

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