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China’s Rich Tradition of Embroidering

In the villages of Guizhou, China, there’s a rich tradition of embroidery. For the Miao, it’s not just an art form. It’s a means of communication. There is no written language in Miao culture, so intricate, brilliantly hued embroidery has documented the people’s history and stories for centuries. Meet master embroiderer Liu Zhonglan as she shares her passion for this aesthetically divine storytelling.

This Great Big Story was made possible by Guizhou, China.