Liu Yuzhen [Chinanews.com]
An 81-year-old woman named Liu Yuzhen in Xingtai, north China's Hebei Province has been making cloth collages in a bid to promote and preserve traditional Chinese culture.
Liu has been engaged in making such works for more than 10 years. She began adding traditional Chinese cultural elements to her pieces after earning acclaim for her work onthe 2008 Beijing Olympics mascots.
Over the course of four years, Liu made a total of 568 pictures of Peking opera masks.Now, with the year of the rooster approaching, Liu is planning to work on rooster-themed pictures. Her work has already covered more than half the Chinese zodiac; her plan is to complete the whole series.
"Our traditional Chinese culture is valuable, so I hope I can promote it through cloth collages," said Liu, adding that this dream enriches her life.
(Source: People's Daily Online)
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