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Willow, art from fingertips.

Willow weaving, as a traditional folk craft with a long history, exquisite craftsmanship and simple shape, has special cultural value and embodies the distinct characteristics of Chinese culture. In June 7, 2008, Liu Wun was included in the second batch of national intangible cultural heritage list approved by the State Council.

Willow knitting, commonly known as wicker goods, is derived from a growth in low-lying wet geology of perennial shrub plants, its flexible stems, as a braid into a basket, basket and other containers. In ancient China has a long history, there are three major willow production bases in China, Hubei, Shandong, Anhui.

Its origin can be traced back to the early Paleolithic era, the primitive people in the process of collecting crops to make a variety of containers and packaging, using tough plants, with the help of preliminary mastery of the preparation method, to produce different types of wicker products, and gradually meet the needs of human production and life.

Willow woven products are widely used in raw materials. Ancient working people made full use of the characteristics of tough plants, paid attention to color, texture, the pursuit of natural, skilled, specialized skills, wicker and other raw materials and tools to master and use. This is not only an important means to understand and use the laws of nature, but also reflects the simple, honest and sincere character of the ancient working people.

With the continuous development of society and the continuous progress of craftsmen's skills, more novel and practical beautiful Willow crafts have been woven. For example, wicker boxes, rice baskets, vegetable basket (round, oval), hedge, needlework basket, Kang mat, sofa and so on.

Willow weaving, as a practical and aesthetic creative activity, is more subjectivity than traditional art. It is an organic combination of folk practical technology and folk arts and crafts. It is also an organic combination of practicality and aesthetics, reflecting the environmental protection concept of harmonious coexistence between man and nature.

Willow weaving skills, an ancient and magical weaving art. It is produced and developed in the long-term labor practice. Behind its exquisite craftsmanship, each wicker knitted handicraft contains rich humanities and scientific and technological genes. It has profound cultural connotations and characteristics, embodies the vitality and creativity of the Chinese nation, and forms a unique cultural value system.

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