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Insole Embroidery: Li Ruo Fen 李若芬 – Cultural Heritage Quan Bei Village, Shandong Province Posted Jul 9, 2012 by Chinavine

History of Embroidered Insoles Embroidered insoles have a long history in China. The craft originated in the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220), was popular in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), and became widespread in the Qing Dynasty (1636 or 1644-1911). Because of ...

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Insole Embroidery: Li Ruo Fen 李若芬 – Gallery Quan Bei Village, Shandong Province Posted May 29, 2012 by Chinavine

The works of Li Ruo Fen are many and varied and in spite of this each one has a distinctive style that is unique to her. Below are some examples of this style and its beauty:

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Yunnan Wenshan embroidery Posted Mar 14, 2012 by emilyyn

One of our Weibo followers “Ethnic Handicrafts” has sent us an article that introduced her hometown Wenshan, a Zhuang autonomous region in Yunnan Province. The following essay is what she wrote to Chinavine. Now please join Chinavine to feeling Wenshan’s ...

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Silk Flower: Jin Tieling – Artist At Work Beijing Province Posted Nov 14, 2011 by Chinavine

First, Jin takes wet, white silk and dyes it. To make the flowers look as real as possible, the petals are slightly varied in color and shading. A basic palette of yellow, pink, blue, light purple, and light green paints ...

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Needle and Thread Boxes: Zhe Yong Qing & Sun Xiu Ying – Artist At Work Xiaozhan Village, Shandong Province Posted Nov 14, 2011 by Chinavine

To make each box, Zhe begins with a mat that he weaves from Chinese sorghum stalks. After sweeping the mat to remove dirt and dust, he wheat-pastes pieces of newspaper to the mat and traces an outline for the box’s ...

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Woven Quilts: Lui Yu Xiang 刘玉香 – Introduction Quan Bei Village, Shandong Province Posted May 2, 2011 by Chinavine

Lui Yu Xiang is an accomplished weaver in Quan Bei Village. With help from her sister-in-law, she makes brightly colored cloth that is used for making quilts. Together they can make one quilt in a day. There are many weaving ...

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Insole Embroidery: Li Ruo Fen 李若芬 – Introduction Quan Bei Village, Shandong Province Posted May 2, 2011 by Chinavine

Li Ruo Fen is a 65 year old grandmother who makes both shoes and insoles. These insoles are for both boys and girls. Embroidered insoles are said to make people happy. Li Ruo Fen learned this technique from her mother ...

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Woven Quilts: Lui Yu Xiang 刘玉香 – Cultural Heritage Quan Bei Village, Shandong Province Posted Feb 23, 2011 by Chinavine

In each shop, examples of all of the patterns that can be made there are beautifully displayed. When a particular fabric is selected, the weaver counts the number of threads of each color and then duplicates the pattern though imitation. ...

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Woven Quilts: Lui Yu Xiang 刘玉香 – Gallery Quan Bei Village, Shandong Province Posted Feb 23, 2011 by Chinavine

Each woven cloth seen below connects to the Chinese life experience. The various patterns symbolize plants and animals they know, their agricultural roots, and often carry meaning such as luck and wealth.

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Woven Quilts: Lui Yu Xiang 刘玉香 – Artist At Work Quan Bei Village, Shandong Province Posted Feb 23, 2011 by Chinavine

Weavers beat the vertical warp threads with a small broom or brush in order to keep the threads separate. Because polyester threads are brighter than traditional cotton threads, and less likely to fade, they are used more often. Looms can ...

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