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Needle and Thread Boxes: Zhe Yong Qing & Sun Xiu Ying – Cultural Heritage Xiaozhan Village, Shandong Province Posted Dec 20, 2010 by Chinavine

In China’s traditional culture, men work the land and women take care of domestic duties. Females must be skillful at crafts such as spinning, weaving, embroidering, and shoe making. Only a woman who possesses very good craft skills will be ...

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Needle and Thread Boxes: Zhe Yong Qing & Sun Xiu Ying – Gallery Xiaozhan Village, Shandong Province Posted Dec 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Painted boxes below depict butterflies, birds, fruit, and a variety of flowers.

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Needle and Thread Boxes: Zhe Yong Qing & Sun Xiu Ying – Introduction Xiaozhan Village, Shandong Province Posted Dec 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Zhe Yong Qing and Sun Xiu Ying, a husband and wife team, create “needle and thread boxes” from their home in Xiaozhan village. They both learned the craft from Zhe’s mother.

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Cloth Tigers: Liu Qingha – Cultural Heritage Lu Liu Village, Shandong Province Posted Dec 18, 2010 by Chinavine

In Chinese culture tigers are symbolic of strength and consequently are a preferred theme for stuffed animals, hats, pillows, and shoes. The Chinese character hu, meaning tiger, is often sewn onto clothing as a play on its homonym, which is ...

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Cloth Tigers: Liu Qingha – Cloth Tiger Game Lu Liu Village, Shandong Province Posted Dec 18, 2010 by Chinavine

Build your own colorful cloth tiger with this interactive game.

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Cloth Tigers: Liu Qingha – Gallery Lu Liu Village, Shandong Province Posted Dec 18, 2010 by Chinavine

Below are some samples of cloth animals made by Liu for the Olympics and for the year of the rat.

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Cloth Tigers: Liu Qingha – Artist At Work Lu Liu Village, Shandong Province Posted Dec 18, 2010 by Chinavine

Although Liu never had a formal art education, she says that innovative designs for toys come to her naturally and easily. All of Liu’s employees collaborate to make each cloth tiger. From separate stations within the same workshop, and from ...

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Cloth Tigers: Liu Qingha – Introduction Lu Liu Village, Shandong Province Posted Dec 18, 2010 by Chinavine

Cloth tiger artist Liu Qingha comes from a family of folk artists. Her father made opera costumes, paintings, and paper cuts, and her mother made tiger hats and shoes. The work of her parents inspires Liu to uphold folk art ...

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Shoe Embroidery: Zhang Yi Gui 张艺桂 – Cultural Heritage Quan Bei Village, Shandong Province Posted Dec 17, 2010 by Chinavine

Aesthetic conceptions, cultural traditions, ethics and morals, as well as the fashion of different dynasties, have all been expressed through the art of embroidery. Chinese embroidery has four major traditional styles: Su, Shu, Xiang, and Yue. 1. Su is the ...

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Shoe Embroidery: Zhang Yi Gui 张艺桂 – Gallery Quan Bei Village, Shandong Province Posted Dec 17, 2010 by Chinavine

Embroidered shoes reflect a sense of elegance, refinement, and tranquility. The themes used in shoe embroidery come from ordinary everyday items like animals, birds, and flowers, and from village traditions. It is customary in Quan Bei Village for young boys ...

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