Disabled, Impoverished Tibetan People Shake off Poverty via Grain Painting

 August 29, 2020

Suonanben, a villager of Tibetan ethnic group, established a poverty-alleviation workshop called Yinfu Grain Paintings in his hometown in Jianzha County, Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Northwest China's Qinghai Province.

Suonanben was diagnosed with neurological deafness 20 years ago. He happened to see grain paintings being made on TV and realized that they were similar to the Tibetan-style grain paintings made by his parents.

Taking this chance, Suonanben started to make grain paintings with Tibetan characteristics. Through years of efforts, he successfully figured out how to prevent bad odors and damages caused by insect and moisture, and frame his art.

He has held training for local disabled people and impoverished villagers, guiding them to make grain paintings and leading them to shake off poverty.

 

(Source: Chinanews.com/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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