Guizhou province is hosting its first-ever culture expo, representing the combined efforts of folk artisans as well as larger creative enterprises.
Some twenty-thousand visitors have already attended the first Guizhou Culture Expo that opened in southwest China on July 24.
And local artisans are strongly represented among more than 200 cultural and creative enterprises.
“I’m very excited to be here at the event. This is the first-ever expo held in our hometown. My dream come true,” said Wang Yiping, an exhibitor.
“We base our exhibits on Guizhou characteristics and work on developing good and safe food materials, and we provide them to customers. The expo created a good platform for us,” said Yang Jian, an exhibitor.
The Intangible Cultural Heritage Hall is proving the biggest draw, where the traditional arts of the Miao ethnic group are showcased, including practitioners of embroidery, batik fabric, and the Yuping vertical flute.