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Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Monday, November 23 2020 - 18:47
China's Hainan holds int'l culture week on brocade, embroidery
HAIKOU, China, Nov. 23, 2020 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/ --

An international culture week focusing on brocade and embroidery works kicked 
off in Haikou's Historic Qilou Street, capital of south China's Hainan Province 
on the evening of November 19, 2020, according to the Department of Tourism, 
Culture, Radio, Television and Sports of Hainan Province.

The evening featured a Li Brocade Culture Fantasy Show with an immersive 
digital light performance, a "Charming Li Brocade" Fashion Show a Brocade and 
Embroidery Show, as well as a Brocade and Embroidery World Art Show, perfectly 
combining the charm of Hainan's intangible cultural heritage and Haikou's 
several hundred years old Historic Qilou Street.

As an important activity of the 21st Hainan Island Carnival, Culture Week 
themed "Inheriting, innovating, and creating a brilliant world", aims to create 
an internationally influential platform for the exchange and display of 
Hainan's brocade and embroidery products all over the world. The six-day event 
will feature activities including exhibitions, light shows and fashion shows in 
Haikou, Sanya City and Baoting Li and Miao Autonomous County. 

Brocade and embroidery works from various countries as well as from the local 
Li ethnic group will be displayed during the event to present different 
traditional cultures, according to the provincial department of tourism, 
culture, radio, television and sports.

Sun Ying, director of the department, said the local government is devoted to 
exploring applications of Li brocade culture and stimulating the vitality of 
traditional dress culture, in a bid to inject cultural energy into the 
construction of the Hainan Free Trade Port.

Born from the skillful handcrafts of the Li people on Hainan Island in southern 
China, the intricate art of Li Brocade boasts a long history and was designated 
as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage item in 2009. These handmade brocades 
are now world-renowned for their delicate, romantic, and mysterious patterns.

The international culture week will run until Nov. 24. 

Source: The Department of Tourism, Culture, Radio, Television and Sports of 
Hainan Province

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   Caption: Models present creations made of Li brocade, traditional clothing 
made by Li ethnic group, at a fashion show in Haikou, south China's Hainan 
Province, Nov. 19, 2020.

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