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China Matters features the living heritage of Miao Embroidery in Guizhou
BEIJING, April 21, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

Tucked in southwestern Chinafs complex terrains and one of the Chinafs four 
major plateaus, Guizhou province is home to dozens of minority groups. One of 
the largest is the Miao ethnic group. 


With a history of over 2,000 years, the Miao ethnic group came into an early 
form during the Qin and Han dynasties. Today around half of its 11 million 
population is distributed across Guizhou province. 

Mainly inhabiting mainly in mountainous regions, the Miao people live on 
farming and animal husbandry. The ethnic group is also known for its 
distinctive and exquisite clothing and embroidery. 

Miao people are born embroidery talents. Taught by their mothers and sisters, 
Miao women start to be trained for Miao embroidery around seven years old. As 
teens, they are already skilled in handicrafts. 

Huawu village, located in Guizhou provincefs Qianxi city, is home to thousands 
of talented Miao embroidery handicrafts artists. Relocated from the mountain 
regions to the new residential areas, the Huawu villagers are making a better 
living out of Miao embroidery. They also made immense efforts in improving the 
ecological environment alongside the Wujiang River.
To tap into a complete story, the British video journalist Adam travels from 
Shanghai to Huawu village to find out more. He visited the Miao embroidery 
workshop in the village and learned how this time-honored art is passed down 
throughout generations. Adam also witnessed the transformation from the 
obsolete cottages where villagers lived several years ago to their brand-new, 
neatly arrayed houses in their resettlement community. 
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Source: China Matters