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Inheritors of traditional oil-paper umbrella making in Xiangyang Village, SW China (14)

(Xinhua)    09:23, July 11, 2019

CHINA-YUNNAN-OIL PAPER UMBRELLA (CN)

Zhang Ronghua makes an oil-paper umbrella in Xiangyang Village of Qiubei County, Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Wenshan, southwest China's Yunnan Province, July 9, 2019. Zhang Ronghua, 89, and his grandson Zhang Guoqing are the only inheritors of traditional oil-paper umbrella making in Xiangyang Village. Xiangyang Village has an over 400-year history of making handcrafted oiled paper umbrellas with bamboo stands. Made of oiled paper and bamboo frame, oil-paper umbrella is a traditional Chinese handicraft. The craftsmanship includes more than 80 procedures of sophisticated techniques. Other than its utility, oil-paper umbrella is also indispensable in local traditional weddings. (Xinhua/Jiang Wenyao)


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