Brocade of Li people, Sanya
:Iit is a kind of cloth mainly with weaved embroidery, weaved dying and weaved flowers and needlework is not prominent. As to the dying material, the wild or planted plants are applied as the materials. These dying materials are with bright colors which will not fade away easily. Li people living in different places create various weaving, dying and embroidery techniques according to their own likes. For example, the Li people living in Baisha County produce a kind of double surface colored embroidery which can be compared with the beauty of the Double Embroidery of Suzhou with its refined craftwork and various colors.
The Li people employs the plumule in the fruit of Ceiba or the cotton of other varieties as the woof while the fiber of Ramee as the longitude and the products are mainly weaved embroidery, weaved dying and weaved flowers with little needlework. The pigment of natural plants is used as the dying material to make this kind of characteristic cotton cloth – brocade of Li people. As Mumian is also named Ceiba, this kind of brocade of Li people is also named as Ceiba.
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