CULTURE Ancient crafts help old town prosper

CULTURE

Ancient crafts help old town prosper

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10:58, July 26, 2018

A middle school pupil learns about making an oil-paper umbrella in Datong Ancient Town in Chishui City, Southwest China's Guizhou Province, July 24, 2018. The town has made efforts to creatively develop traditional handicrafts including bamboo weaving and oil-paper umbrella, which help lift locals out of poverty. (Photo: China News Service/Qu Honglun)

Yang Changqin, a master of bamboo weaving, works in a studio in Datong Ancient Town in Chishui City, Southwest China's Guizhou Province, July 24, 2018. The town has made efforts to creatively develop traditional handicrafts including bamboo weaving and oil-paper umbrella, which help lift locals out of poverty. Yang leads more than 20 local people in a bamboo weaving business, achieving an annual revenue of three million yuan. (Photo: China News Service/Qu Honglun)

An apprentice learns about bamboo weaving in Datong Ancient Town in Chishui City, Southwest China's Guizhou Province, July 24, 2018. The town has made efforts to creatively develop traditional handicrafts including bamboo weaving and oil-paper umbrella, which help lift locals out of poverty. (Photo: China News Service/Qu Honglun)

Performers show the single-bamboo pole drifting on water, an intangible cultural heritage, in Datong Ancient Town in Chishui City, Southwest China's Guizhou Province, July 24, 2018. The town has made efforts to creatively develop traditional handicrafts including bamboo weaving and oil-paper umbrella, which help lift locals out of poverty. (Photo: China News Service/Qu Honglun)

A woman makes an oil-paper umbrella in Datong Ancient Town in Chishui City, Southwest China's Guizhou Province, July 24, 2018. The town has made efforts to creatively develop traditional handicrafts including bamboo weaving and oil-paper umbrella, which help lift locals out of poverty. (Photo: China News Service/Qu Honglun)

Li Zhenxia, a master at creating oil-paper umbrellas, works in a studio in Datong Ancient Town in Chishui City, Southwest China's Guizhou Province, July 24, 2018. In 2017, Li sold about 10,000 oil-paper umbrellas and earned an income of one million yuan. The town has made efforts to creatively develop traditional handicrafts including bamboo weaving and oil-paper umbrella, which help lift locals out of poverty. (Photo: China News Service/Qu Honglun)

Yang Changqin, a master of bamboo weaving, works in a studio in Datong Ancient Town in Chishui City, Southwest China's Guizhou Province, July 24, 2018. The town has made efforts to creatively develop traditional handicrafts including bamboo weaving and oil-paper umbrella, which help lift locals out of poverty. Yang leads more than 20 local people in a bamboo weaving business, achieving an annual revenue of three million yuan. (Photo: China News Service/Qu Honglun)

Bamboo weaving works are on display in Datong Ancient Town in Chishui City, Southwest China's Guizhou Province, July 24, 2018. The town has made efforts to creatively develop traditional handicrafts including bamboo weaving and oil-paper umbrella, which help lift locals out of poverty. (Photo: China News Service/Qu Honglun)


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