Master Wang Ziyi's Han-embroidery-style tour in U.S.
Wang embarked on Search for Cultural Power's American tour on February 7. During her 20-day stay in the U.S., Wang visited 13 middle schools, a museum, and a trade center, bringing people a close look at the charm of Han embroidery.
Wang had six demonstration classes on the first day for her Han embroidery display. During the 70 minutes of each class, Wang delivered a lively presentation to participants on the topic of phoenix culture along the Yangtze River Basin, and showed exquisite Han embroidery works and skills. More than 700 people took Wang's classes that day. One of the participants was a middle school art teacher who observed two classes by Wang. She has been to China before and saw the beauty of Su embroidery. Yet she said that the lavish and romantic style of Han embroidery amazed her deeply. She gave a cotton-made brooch to Wang as a token of her appreciation for this ancient art.
Making Han embroidery known to more people through classes has been Wang's lifelong dream. Wang began Han embroidery courses at Jianghan University in 2014, and at Wuhan University in 2016. Her team is currently working on four Han embroidery works featuring the images of chime bells and Wuhan's landmarks, such as the Yellow Crane Tower and Hankou Customs House.