Traditional Li textile techniques: spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroidering UNESCO Marks

ICH Domain Traditional craft skills, Urgent Safeguarding List
Name of UNESCO List Urgent Safeguarding List
Type of UNESCO List
Incribed year in UNESCO List
Local Name Li Textile Techniques
Location (Address) The distribution of the element is in the Hainan Island (latitude 18°10′—20°10′ north, longitude 108°37′—111°05′ east), Hainan Province, P. R. China, concentrating in Baisha, Wuzhishan, Ledong, Baoting and five other counties and cities.
Name of National List National List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
Management Organization of National List Intangible Cultural Heritage Department of the Ministry of Culture of China
Summary The traditional Li textile techniques including spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroidering techniques, are the traditional handicrafts employed by the women of Li ethnic group in making cotton, hemp and other fibers into clothing and other daily necessities. The most distinguished of the techniques include warp ikat, double-face embroidery, and single-face jacquard weaving etc. They are of great historical, scientific and artistic value and in an important position in the development of Chinese textile industry. The techniques have been passed among Li women from generation to generation. The dressings and adornments made through the techniques are the representation of the culture of Li ethnic group. They are universally acknowledged by Li people as their precious cultural heritage.
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