13 projects of Garze exhibited on the intangible cultural heritage festival in Chengdu

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Publish Time: 2017-06-13 Author: Chen Man From: Kangba TV

Photo shows the firing skill of Tibetan black pottery

CHENGDU, June 13 (Kangba TV) -- The 6th International Festival of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) kicked off in Chengdu, Sichuan Province on June 10.

13 handicraft ICH projects of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture were exhibited in the event, including 7 national ICH projects, namely, Gesar colored-drawing stone carving, Tibetan forging technology of metals, Derge Tibetan calligraphy, Karma Gar-bris Thangka Painting School, A’xi pottery firing skill, Tibetan wool knitting skill and southern school of Tibetan medicine in Garze.

Standing on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Garze boasts unique customs and scenery.

As the hometown of love songs and the birth place of Khampa cultures, the ethnic cultures of Garze are special and enjoy a long history.

In the development, Tibetans and people of other ethnic groups created the characteristic Khampa culture, passing down abundant cultural heritages.

Now, three projects of Garze regarding Gesar, engraved block printing and Tibetan opera are included in the Representative List of the ICH of Humanity.

Besides, Garze also has 23 national ICH projects, 62 provincial ones and 138 prefectural ones, with 7 national representative inheritors, 85 provincial ones and 295 prefectural ones.

In the exhibition hall, 13 handicraft ICH projects, which are like lost “pearls”, reflected the folk skills.

In the hall, inheritors of each ICH projects presented their skills on site and shared the whole working process of traditional arts and skills.

It is learned that Garze has allocated over 3,000 cultural staff members to investigate ICH resources, which involve over 400 varieties and cover all the ICH projects of the prefecture.

Meanwhile, as for the protective projects especially the representative inheritors, Garze carried out comprehensive records via characters, recordings, videos, photos, etc., thus to reflect the original appearance of ICHs.

Photo shows the famous sword of Hepo Township, Baiyu County.

Photo shows the products of Tibetan knitting skill of wool.

Silong Jamtse, an ICH inheritor, is showing the making skill of Tibetan medicine-mud masks.

The exhibition has attracted lots of tourists.

The painter displays the drawing skill of Karma Gar-bris Thangka Painting School.

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