106 Hainan intangible cultural heritage works on display

By Ding Xin / hicn.cn / Updated: 11:06,09-June-2022

On June 7, a Hainan Intangible Cultural Heritage Art Exhibition opened at the Hainan Provincial Museum and will continue through July 7. A total of 106 artworks by 72 artists are on display, including traditional Chinese paintings, oil paintings, prints, watercolors, wood carvings, coconut carvings, and paper cuttings.

Currently, Hainan has 32 national-level intangible cultural heritage items, 82 provincial-level items, and more than 300 city and county-level items. The traditional spinning, dyeing, weaving, and embroidery skills of the Li minority were on the first list of the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding released by UNESCO. At present, Hainan has 19 intangible cultural heritage representatives at the national level, 149 at the provincial level, and more than 900 at the city and county levels.

At the exhibition, a carved coconut entitled "Self-discipline" exhibited by Wu Mingju, the Hainan coconut carving and national intangible cultural heritage project representative, drew quite a bit of attention. "I brought 5 carved coconuts to the exhibition, each carved in different ways, including relief carving, hollow carving, and round carving,” explained Wu Mingju.

"After watching the exhibition, I realized that Hainan has a very rich intangible cultural heritage, and I hope that these skills will be passed down and developed well in the future," said Mr. Fan, who visited in the exhibition. He will take his children to more exhibitions so that children can understand the culture of their hometown.

Visitors at the Exhibition / HAINAN PROVINCIAL MUSEUM

Chen Yiwen’s Oil-painting “Night of the Qiong Opera” / HAINAN PROVINCIAL MUSEUM

Lin Xiandong’s Watercolor “Thousand-year-old Salt Flat” / HAINAN PROVINCIAL MUSEUM

Xu Weiyi’s Traditional Chinese Painting “Homes of the Li People” / HAINAN PROVINCIAL MUSEUM

Ruan Jianghua’s Traditional Chinese Painting “Harvest Season” / HAINAN PROVINCIAL MUSEUM



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