Hope zhejiang Changxing folk artiste gives birth to “tiger”

2022-07-04 0 By

Huzhou February 3 (Shi Zinan Wang Jiehan) in Changxing County, Huzhou city, Zhejiang Province, changxing County, Zhicheng Street in a “seeking edge workshop” studio,Wang Cuiping, 50 years old, is lying on the table covered with blue and white cloth to sew cloth tigers.In her side, put a lot of cloth tiger ornaments, tiger hat, tiger shoes, tiger pillow, and various forms of ornaments and sachets, she said, “this year is the year of the tiger, making a cloth tiger means to beg for a good color.”Cloth tiger is a traditional handicraft widely spread among Chinese people. It was included in the second batch of national intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2008.In the past, the older generation would sew all kinds of cloth tigers to express the wish of exorcizing evil spirits, avoiding disasters, dispelling diseases and praying for good fortune.Wang Cuiping is the inheritor of Huzhou Intangible Cultural Heritage and a member of Zhejiang Folk Writers and Artists Association. She has the good name of “a family with a hundred arts”.She learned how to thread a needle and sew a variety of cloth tigers from her grandmother at the age of 5, which has been passed on for more than 50 years.”Cloth tigers come in various forms, including single-headed tigers, double-headed tigers, four-headed tigers, cloth tiger pillows…”Speaking of the cloth tiger, Wang Cuiping can’t stop talking.She said it usually takes a day to make a medium size cloth tiger from cut to finished.”First, I draw sketches on paper, cut out patterns of cloth such as cotton and silk with scissors, sew them with a needle, and fill them with fluffy cotton or mugwort.After sewing, they also decorate the ‘face’ of the cloth tiger, make beard with wool, sew eyes and nose, and draw the facial features and patterns with color painting, embroidery, and cutting and pasting.Wang Cuiping said.Not long ago, Wang Cuiping broke her right hand. She still wears bandages and has difficulty moving.During the production, her husband Xu Kunnian assisted her.Xu Kunnian is changxing county sugar painting non genetic inheritor, the couple has been a “golden partner”.Over the years, Wang Cuiping and her husband have always taken cultural inheritance as their mission and enthusiastically taught for the public good.In addition to cloth tigers, they also passed down their folk skills such as paper cutting, hand weaving and palm weaving. At the same time, they launched a micro public welfare project called “Silent Love” to teach handcraft skills to more than 20 hearing-impaired people and lead them to start businesses and become rich.”I also have a lot of people coming to see me for production and classes during this period, and my schedule is full.”Wang Cuiping said that although it is the Spring Festival, but some activities are arranged with people in advance, we should keep our promises.This year, Wang cuiping designed some fu Tiger images to welcome the Year of the Tiger.She said that although there are many machine-made accessories on the market, people still prefer traditional handmade works. “These fabric tigers contain different emotions, with love and expectations for the next generation embedded in every stitch.”(End) Declaration: This article copyright belongs to the original author, if there is a source error or infringement of your legitimate rights and interests, you can contact us through email, we will promptly deal with.Email address: jpbl@jp.jiupainews.com