Yantai intangible culture heritage: Laizhou straw weaving

(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2018-08-20

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Laizhou straw weaving, a traditional handcraft in Yantai, originated from the countryside of Shahe River. It has a history of over 1500 years and was added on the list of National Intangible Culture Heritages in 2008.

A handful of wheat straw can be made into various straw products such as hats, bags and vases by braiding. Laizhou straw weaving s used in over 4000 varieties in designs and colors and its products are sold in China and 80 countries and regions across the world.


Yang Yuxing, an inheritor of Laizhou straw weaving, starts to engage in the traditional technique since eight years old. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]   


Bags and hats straw products. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]