|In Wuhan, there has been a resurgence of interest in the craft, thanks to the efforts of some local artists. Even young foreigners are getting involved. (CNTV)|
Dating back hundreds of years to the Qing Dynasty, Han Embroidery was once a well-known craft--yet over the years the unique skills of its artisans were nearly lost.
In Wuhan, there has been a resurgence of interest in the craft, thanks to the efforts of some local artists. Even young foreigners are getting involved.
18-year-old Adriana is from Kazakhstan. Earlier this year, she and her friends decided to learn the art of Han Embroidery.
Ms. Yang Xiaoting, one of the most famous Han Embroidery artists, told us that before 2011 there were no more than 20 people learning the craft. Now, the figure is closer to 1,000, and includes many foreigners.
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