Documentary Carries Forward Ancient Needlecraft Culture

December 17, 2018
Editor: Wang Yue
Documentary Carries Forward Ancient Needlecraft Culture
"Chinese Nügong", a six-episode documentary debuted on the domestic channel CCTV-9 from December 3-8. [Women Voice]

 

Chinese Nügong, a new six-episode documentary, debuted on the domestic channel CCTV-9 from December 3-8 to inform audiences about some ancient crafts.

The series focused on 22 different types of nügong, meaning women's needlecrafts, and shared the stories of 24 women practitioners.

In the past, women cultivated silkworms, grew cotton, and sewed clothing. Nügong, with its thousands of years of history, has facilitated many aspects of people's daily lives.

In modern society, few people make clothes by themselves, but the needlecraft culture continues.

Through its different episodes, the documentary examined the crafts including quilt making, Tujia ethnic brocade, blue calico skirts, Qiang-style embroidered pillows and hand-woven straw hats.

 

Documentary Carries Forward Ancient Needlecraft Culture
The painting Daoliantu (Court Ladies Preparing Newly Woven Silk), made by Zhang Xuan during the Tang Dynasty (618-907), portrays 12 women working in the royal court. [Women Voice]
Documentary Carries Forward Ancient Needlecraft Culture
A woman makes a paper-cutting work. [Women Voice]
Documentary Carries Forward Ancient Needlecraft Culture
Tujia ethnic brocades [Women Voice]
Documentary Carries Forward Ancient Needlecraft Culture
A dress made from blue calico [Women Voice]
Documentary Carries Forward Ancient Needlecraft Culture
Qiang-style embroidered pillows [Women Voice]
Documentary Carries Forward Ancient Needlecraft Culture
Hand-woven straw hats [Women Voice]

 

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

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