Craftswoman's Bio

Women of China (English) - - CULTURAL HERITAGE |巧手中国 -

being a State-level inheritor of the craft, she said she has been obliged to collect and sort out the traditional works and to cultivate inheritors of the crafts.

"I'll arrange for my apprentices to attend lectures to help them improve their craft-making skills," says Yang. "Only when young people inherit and develop the traditional crafts will the crafts become popular worldwide."

Yang Huazhen, who was born in Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in 1960, is a State-level inheritor of the craft of making Qiang- and Tibetanstyled embroideries and handwoven products. Given her efforts to promote the traditional Chinese crafts, she has been named a Sichuan provincial master of arts and crafts and a member of the International Organization of Folk Art, under the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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