Zhuang Brocade, Nanning
Zhuang Brocade is the most famous handicraft which has a long history. It originated in the period of the Tang and Song dynasties and reached its golden time in Ming and Qing dynasties, always endowed with heavy local ethic favor. Woven with cotton threads and colorful silk threads, the Zhuang Brocades are famous with their beautiful patterns, bright and rich colors and durable quality. Patterns of the Zhuang Brocade are more than 20, including the typical patterns like the shape of the Chinese character 万, and shapes of water, clouds, flowers and other patterns such as Butterflies on Flowers, Two Dragons Competing for Pearl, Lion Playing Ball and so on. Zhuang Brocade has a wide range of uses, such as making into blankets, quilt facings, aprons, bags, girdles, scarves and beautifying clothing.
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