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Hunan Launches Traditional Crafts Competition

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The Hunan bamboo crafts finals were held at the Hunan Arts and Crafts Vocational College.


A bamboo craftsman working


Craftsmen competed in both skill and speed.


The Hunan Traditional Crafts Competition featuring bamboo crafts was held at the Hunan Arts and Crafts Vocational College (HACVC) on August 8, 2017.

Fifty-seven Hunan traditional bamboo artisans in 14 city and prefecture teams competed in three major areas of Hunan traditional bamboo crafts, carving, heat bending, and weaving.

Competition rules required the competitors to complete their work within three days. Skill and speed were taken into account in judging final results that will be released on August 11.

Yiyang bamboo crafts can be traced back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and popular currently. Yiyang is known as “a city of bamboo wares”.

HACVC, which organized the competition, is a provincial, intangible cultural heritage protection and research center, and a member of the “Chinese intangible cultural inheritor program” of the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education.

Traditional craft competitions were hosted by the Hunan Federation of Trade Unions, the Hunan Department of Education, the Hunan Economic and Information Technology Commission, the Hunan Department of Human Resources and Social Security, the Hunan Department of Commerce, the CPC Yiyang Municipal Committee, and the Yiyang Municipal People’s Government.

Hunan government emphasizes traditional craft competitions. In addition to bamboo, competitions in Hunan tea, embroidery, wine, and porcelain crafts are held around the province, to select outstanding artisans.

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Translator: Pang Yuehui

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