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Xuhang gets endorsement for its art specialty

( chinadaily.com.cn ) 2015-01-13

Xuhang gets endorsement for its art specialty

Xuhang strawing weaving works [Photo/jiading.gov.cn]

Xuhang town of Shanghai recently received an honor as a home for Chinese folk culture and arts thanks to its exquisite straw weaving craftsmanship, according to a list announced by the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture, Radio, Film and TV.

Xuhang's straw weaving made the list of national intangible cultural heritages in 2008. The town has made great efforts to protect and develop the craftsmanship by setting up special funds and a professional studio. More straw weaving works featuring modern elements have been produced. The local specialty has also inspired a string of art creations such as songs, dances and sculptures, which have played an important role in carrying forward the craftsmanship.

Apart from Xuhang town, nine other towns and subdistricts in Shanghai also received the honor.

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