International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Intangible Cultural Heritage: Traditional Yi Embroidery Handicraft at Zhizuo and Its Characteristics
Dr. Linli Chen

Yi Embroidery, one of intangible cultural heritages in China, has its own characteristics and implies certain cultural connotation. Different people has different understanding of cultural connotations on various embroidery patterns, however, the wish to pursuit for a better life is the same. Embroidery embodies not only national character, but also national cultural psychology of Yi people. By using bold color schemes and rich bright colors, Yi Embroidery of Zhizuo in Yunnan, one of the typical representations in Chinese traditional handicraft, can both reflect their unique national identity psychology, and express the harmony of man and nature.

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