Suzhou skills on show at Pudong airport

2019-08-20

An exhibit at the Suzhou Artisanship Experiencing Center at the T2 terminal of Pudong airport


An exhibition center featuring heritage skills from Suzhou in neighboring Jiangsu Province was launched at Pudong airport on Monday.


The Suzhou Artisanship Experiencing Center at the ticket hall of the T2 terminal is displaying 100 artworks of nut sculpture, Su embroidery and stone carving along with bilingual introductions and videos.


About 10 heritage masters from Suzhou, including Yao Jianping, a renowned Su embroidery master, showcased their skills on site and shared their knowledge with travelers, over 5,000 of whom visited the center on its first day.


“The basic purpose to develop the heritage skills center is to combine traditional artisanship with people’s daily lives,” said Yao.


Another Su embroidery master Fu Hanlu said the Pudong airport can not only help to showcase the embroidery but also exchange with other cultures and civilizations. Fu, who inherited the skill from her mother, is famous for combining the traditional embroidery with French culture.


The center is the latest of the airport authority's efforts to promote Chinese cultures to travelers. The airport has China’s first airport museum, art gallery and other art and culture exhibitions in its terminal buildings.


The airport, the ninth busiest in the world, handled 74 million passengers in 2018. Half of them are from overseas.


A family get busy during their visit to the Suzhou Artisanship Experiencing Center on the day it opened at the ticket hall of Pudong's T2 terminal.


Visitors are enthralled by a demonstration at the Suzhou Artisanship Experiencing Center on its opening day at Pudong airport.


Travelers gather outside the Suzhou Artisanship Experiencing Center on the day it opened at Pudong airport.



Source: SHINE

Editor: Yang Meiping


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