Ethnic Embroidery Gets New Lease of Life in SW China

September 12, 2017
Editor: Alice Shang

Sani Women work on an embroidery. [Yunnan Daily]


Youngsters in Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China's Yunnan Province, can now learn ethnic embroidery skills from experts after the local government started several studios to help preserve the craft.

Officials recently set up studios for the ethnic embroidery and clothing of the Sani, a branch of the local Yi ethnic group.

Sani embroidery, famous for its delicate and intricate nature, is well-recognized and already included in the nation's list of intangible cultural heritages.

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

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