Woman Starts Cooperative to Develop Corn Leaf Weaving Skills in Changchun

August 17, 2019
Editor: Wei Xuanyi and Ling Xiao
Women start cooperative to develop corn leaf weaving skills in Changchun

Zhang Hongmei (1st L) teaches her group member to weave in the cooperative in Quanyan Township of Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, Aug. 13, 2019. In 2018, organized by the Changchun Women's Federation, women in Quanyan Village participated in a straw weaving training course, which made those including Zhang Hongmei realize that corn leaves can be turned into exquisite handicrafts. In July of the same year, Zhang Hongmei gathered the women in her village and started a cooperative to develop corn leaf weaving skills. Through more than half a year's trial, they finally made hundreds of products, attracting many merchants and consumers. At present, more than 40 villagers has joined the corn leaf weaving group in the village, with an average monthly income of more than 1,000 yuan (about 142 U.S. dollars). [Xinhua/Zhang Nan]

Women start cooperative to develop corn leaf weaving skills in Changchun

Zhang Hongmei checks the bags made of corn leaves in the cooperative in Quanyan Township of Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, Aug. 13, 2019. In 2018, organized by the Changchun Women's Federation, women in Quanyan Village participated in a straw weaving training course, which made those including Zhang Hongmei realize that corn leaves can be turned into exquisite handicrafts. In July of the same year, Zhang Hongmei gathered the women in her village and started a cooperative to develop corn leaf weaving skills. Through more than half a year's trial, they finally made hundreds of products, attracting many merchants and consumers. At present, more than 40 villagers has joined the corn leaf weaving group in the village, with an average monthly income of more than 1,000 yuan (about 142 U.S. dollars). [Xinhua/Zhang Nan]

Women start cooperative to develop corn leaf weaving skills in Changchun

Zhang Hongmei weaves a handicraft with corn leaves in the cooperative in Quanyan Township of Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, Aug. 13, 2019. In 2018, organized by the Changchun Women's Federation, women in Quanyan Village participated in a straw weaving training course, which made those including Zhang Hongmei realize that corn leaves can be turned into exquisite handicrafts. In July of the same year, Zhang Hongmei gathered the women in her village and started a cooperative to develop corn leaf weaving skills. Through more than half a year's trial, they finally made hundreds of products, attracting many merchants and consumers. At present, more than 40 villagers has joined the corn leaf weaving group in the village, with an average monthly income of more than 1,000 yuan (about 142 U.S. dollars). [Xinhua/Zhang Nan]

Women start cooperative to develop corn leaf weaving skills in Changchun

Zhang Hongmei (1st L) trims corn leaves with her group members in the cooperative in Quanyan Township of Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, Aug. 13, 2019. In 2018, organized by the Changchun Women's Federation, women in Quanyan Village participated in a straw weaving training course, which made those including Zhang Hongmei realize that corn leaves can be turned into exquisite handicrafts. In July of the same year, Zhang Hongmei gathered the women in her village and started a cooperative to develop corn leaf weaving skills. Through more than half a year's trial, they finally made hundreds of products, attracting many merchants and consumers. At present, more than 40 villagers has joined the corn leaf weaving group in the village, with an average monthly income of more than 1,000 yuan (about 142 U.S. dollars). [Xinhua/Zhang Nan]

Women start cooperative to develop corn leaf weaving skills in Changchun

Zhang Hongmei weaves a handicraft with corn leaves in the cooperative in Quanyan Township of Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, Aug. 13, 2019. In 2018, organized by the Changchun Women's Federation, women in Quanyan Village participated in a straw weaving training course, which made those including Zhang Hongmei realize that corn leaves can be turned into exquisite handicrafts. In July of the same year, Zhang Hongmei gathered the women in her village and started a cooperative to develop corn leaf weaving skills. Through more than half a year's trial, they finally made hundreds of products, attracting many merchants and consumers. At present, more than 40 villagers has joined the corn leaf weaving group in the village, with an average monthly income of more than 1,000 yuan (about 142 U.S. dollars). [Xinhua/Zhang Nan]

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