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Crossover to promote traditional handicrafts in Guangzhou

2017-January-18       Source: Newsgd.com

You may have seen or own many exquisite and beautiful traditional handicrafts from Guangzhou as shown above, wood carving, jade carving, Kwon-glazed porcelain and Cantonese embroidery.

Artworks of Kwon-glazed porcelain (L), wood carving (M) and Cantonese embroidery (R). [Photo: Newsgd.com/Monica]

You may have seen or own many exquisite and beautiful traditional handicrafts from Guangzhou as shown above, wood carving, jade carving, Kwon-glazed porcelain and Cantonese embroidery. But can you imagine what will happen when these traditional stuff meet with crossover and innovation? Will it be printed with 3D printing software? Or can it be applied in more aspects of our daily life? A crossover innovation platform for traditional arts and crafts products will tell you all about it in the near future.

Co-organized by Information Office of Guangzhou Municipal Government, GZLIT, Guangdong Folk Arts Museum, Guangzhou Library and a local newspaper Information Times, the platform was launched at Guangzhou Library on the afternoon Jan. 17, 2017.

Guests sign cooperation agreements at the launching ceremony. [Photo: Newsgd.com/Monica]

It aims to gather resources and people in all walks of life to promote the innovation and activation of intangible cultural heritages and traditional handicrafts in Guangzhou.

Led by the organizers of the platform, tons of activities have been held in 2016 to promote the innovation of Cantonese carvings, Kwon-glazed porcelain and Cantonese embroidery, include forums, exhibitions and competitions.

An exhibition themed on traditional handicrafts and crossover innovation is being held at the 9th floor of Guangzhou Library. [Photo: Newsgd.com/Monica]

At the opportunity of Guangzhou to hold the 2017 Global Fortune Forum, Guangdong Folk Arts Museum, one of the organizers of the platform, is going to create a series of cultural and creative products combining intangible cultural heritages to display the image of Guangzhou.

It is said that more newly and innovatively designed products will be put online so that people can easily view or buy them any time any where.

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Editor: Keane Wong

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