Baoting’s intangible cultural heritage exhibition held at Binglanggu Valley
An exhibition displaying the achievements of Hainan Province’s Baoting County in protecting its intangible cultural heritage is currently ongoing at Binglanggu Valley, having begun on June 11 and lasting until June 14.
To better showcase the county’s progress in protecting these intangible cultural items and artifacts, the practitioners of various arts are on site to demonstrate the techniques of their handicrafts. Demonstrations include Li minority spinning, weaving, dyeing and embroidering techniques; Miao minority dyeing and embroidering techniques; fire-making techniques, and tree bark clothes-making techniques.
Ten out of 25 national intangible cultural heritage items originating in Hainan are preserved in Binglanggu Valley, including the world’s largest dragon quilt of the Li minority, as well as tree bark clothes.
Organizers say the event is intended to showcase the progress in protecting intangible cultural items and artifacts.
Binglanggu Valley has been widely recognized for its efforts to promote and protect the Li and Miao ethnic cultures. Since 2010, a number of tourism projects have been constructed in the valley, including an intangible cultural heritage village and a Li and Miao ethnic culture exchange center.