On the evening of September 6 in the local time of Paris, the exhibition of Hainan intangible heritage with the theme of “Protection and Inheritance” kicked off in the building of UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.
The exhibition is held by the Hainan Provincial People's Government, Hainan Provincial Department of Tourism and Culture Radio and Television, Hainan Provincial Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection Center.
The exhibition is divided into five sections including the Li traditional weaving and embroidery skills exhibition area, the inheritors’ live display area, the Li Brocade exhibition area, the ten-year protection achievement display area and the Li Brocade innovation culture display area.
The exhibition presents the effective ways of protecting Hainan traditional textile dyeing and weaving craft through stories, pictures, videos, interactive multimedia, objects and seven inheritors’ live shows, to promote the traditional culture and enhance the international reputation of Hainan.
In addition, this exhibition also highlights the masterpieces of the inheritors, including nearly 200 pieces being displayed. Among them, there are two pieces of decorative brocade produced at the end of the Qing Dynasty.
Tim Curtis, Secretary of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, UNESCO, stated in the opening speech of the exhibition that the Li Brocade exhibition presents the rich cultural heritage of Hainan, such the traditional songs, dances, games of Li nationality. And he also extended thanks to Hainan Provincial People’s Government for bringing such excellent cultural heritage from China to the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
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