A dream destination for many of us, Oaxaca not only boasts a magnificent landscape, but also takes pride in its rich culture and ancestral craft traditions that are still alive today.
We made a mini film featuring the pot-making skills of the Oaxacan ceramicists. Most of them are still following the traditional production processes, during which all the work is done by hand. These techniques have been passed down from generation to generation, refined, and remained an active part in the community life.
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With no written language, the Hmong people create intricate patterns on Batik textiles, and use them as story-telling devices.
The Nankeen dyeing technique, dating back 3,000 years, is native to China’s Jiangsu province. Known also as Lan Yin Hua Bu (蓝印花布) and Blue Calico, it’s still practiced traditionally today in a handful of small workshops. Using hand-cut paper screens, soybean paste thickened with lime, and natural indigo dye, artisans print contemporary versions of ancient patterns on locally-grown cottons and linens outside the city of Shanghai.