Batik of Chinese Miao people goes global

2021-09-01 Editor : Lu Yan ECNS App Download

(ECNS) -- Cheng Hao, a 42-year-old Harbin native, began to learn tailoring at the age of 17.

Since then, he has been devoted to fashion design for decades and won gold prize during an international fashion design competition.

Cheng was occasionally inspired by Miao people's Batik, a Chinese intangible cultural heritage, when he worked in Beijing and then decided to combine his design with patterns of the craft.

In 2017, Cheng came to Danzhai County, Guizhou Province, where female embroiderers who mastered this skill gathered, and learned from them.

The Batik costumes designed by Cheng influenced the traditional Batik culture in Danzhai and also won applause at fashion shows at home and abroad.

Now, Cheng has employed 48 female painters who work for his Batik studio in Danzhai.

He hopes that more and more designers of diverse styles will join him to inherit and spread this old craft.


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