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Hand-woven products help improve livelihoods of Wa ethnic group in Ximeng, Yunnan


Villagers make hand-woven brocades in Yangluo Village of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Dec. 20, 2020. In recent years, the local government of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng has been enhancing the protection of local intangible cultural heritage and helping people of Wa ethnic group preserve and inherit their ancient cultures and traditions. Cultural companies including Ximeng Impression in Yangluo Village are also participating in the efforts. They provide the locals with opportunities of learning weaving techniques and selling products of a great variety of hand-woven clothing. (Xinhua/Wang Guansen)

Villagers make hand-woven brocades in Yangluo Village of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Dec. 20, 2020. In recent years, the local government of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng has been enhancing the protection of local intangible cultural heritage and helping people of Wa ethnic group preserve and inherit their ancient cultures and traditions. Cultural companies including Ximeng Impression in Yangluo Village are also participating in the efforts. They provide the locals with opportunities of learning weaving techniques and selling products of a great variety of hand-woven clothing. (Xinhua/Wang Guansen)

Villagers make hand-woven brocade at the Ximeng Impression, a local ethnic cultural company, in Yangluo Village of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Dec. 20, 2020. In recent years, the local government of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng has been enhancing the protection of local intangible cultural heritage and helping people of Wa ethnic group preserve and inherit their ancient cultures and traditions. Cultural companies including Ximeng Impression in Yangluo Village are also participating in the efforts. They provide the locals with opportunities of learning weaving techniques and selling products of a great variety of hand-woven clothing. (Xinhua/Wang Guansen)

Villagers make hand-woven brocade at the Ximeng Impression, a local ethnic cultural company, in Yangluo Village of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Dec. 20, 2020. In recent years, the local government of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng has been enhancing the protection of local intangible cultural heritage and helping people of Wa ethnic group preserve and inherit their ancient cultures and traditions. Cultural companies including Ximeng Impression in Yangluo Village are also participating in the efforts. They provide the locals with opportunities of learning weaving techniques and selling products of a great variety of hand-woven clothing. (Xinhua/Wang Guansen)

Villagers make hand-woven brocade at the Ximeng Impression, a local ethnic cultural company, in Yangluo Village of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Dec. 20, 2020. In recent years, the local government of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng has been enhancing the protection of local intangible cultural heritage and helping people of Wa ethnic group preserve and inherit their ancient cultures and traditions. Cultural companies including Ximeng Impression in Yangluo Village are also participating in the efforts. They provide the locals with opportunities of learning weaving techniques and selling products of a great variety of hand-woven clothing. (Xinhua/Wang Guansen)

Villagers make hand-woven brocade at the Ximeng Impression, a local ethnic cultural company, in Yangluo Village of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Dec. 20, 2020. In recent years, the local government of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng has been enhancing the protection of local intangible cultural heritage and helping people of Wa ethnic group preserve and inherit their ancient cultures and traditions. Cultural companies including Ximeng Impression in Yangluo Village are also participating in the efforts. They provide the locals with opportunities of learning weaving techniques and selling products of a great variety of hand-woven clothing. (Xinhua/Wang Guansen)

Aerial photo taken on Dec. 20, 2020 shows a view of Yangluo Village of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng, southwest China's Yunnan Province. In recent years, the local government of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng has been enhancing the protection of local intangible cultural heritage and helping people of Wa ethnic group preserve and inherit their ancient cultures and traditions. Cultural companies including Ximeng Impression in Yangluo Village are also participating in the efforts. They provide the locals with opportunities of learning weaving techniques and selling products of a great variety of hand-woven clothing. (Xinhua/Wang Guansen)

Aerial photo taken on Dec. 20, 2020 shows a view of Yangluo Village of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng, southwest China’s Yunnan Province. In recent years, the local government of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng has been enhancing the protection of local intangible cultural heritage and helping people of Wa ethnic group preserve and inherit their ancient cultures and traditions. Cultural companies including Ximeng Impression in Yangluo Village are also participating in the efforts. They provide the locals with opportunities of learning weaving techniques and selling products of a great variety of hand-woven clothing. (Xinhua/Wang Guansen)

Villager Li Xianlan arranges hand-woven products in Yangluo Village of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Dec. 20, 2020. In recent years, the local government of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng has been enhancing the protection of local intangible cultural heritage and helping people of Wa ethnic group preserve and inherit their ancient cultures and traditions. Cultural companies including Ximeng Impression in Yangluo Village are also participating in the efforts. They provide the locals with opportunities of learning weaving techniques and selling products of a great variety of hand-woven clothing. (Xinhua/Wang Guansen)

Villager Li Xianlan arranges hand-woven products in Yangluo Village of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Dec. 20, 2020. In recent years, the local government of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng has been enhancing the protection of local intangible cultural heritage and helping people of Wa ethnic group preserve and inherit their ancient cultures and traditions. Cultural companies including Ximeng Impression in Yangluo Village are also participating in the efforts. They provide the locals with opportunities of learning weaving techniques and selling products of a great variety of hand-woven clothing. (Xinhua/Wang Guansen)

A villagers makes hand-woven brocade at the Ximeng Impression, a local ethnic cultural company, in Yangluo Village of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Dec. 20, 2020. In recent years, the local government of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng has been enhancing the protection of local intangible cultural heritage and helping people of Wa ethnic group preserve and inherit their ancient cultures and traditions. Cultural companies including Ximeng Impression in Yangluo Village are also participating in the efforts. They provide the locals with opportunities of learning weaving techniques and selling products of a great variety of hand-woven clothing. (Xinhua/Wang Guansen)

A villagers makes hand-woven brocade at the Ximeng Impression, a local ethnic cultural company, in Yangluo Village of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Dec. 20, 2020. In recent years, the local government of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng has been enhancing the protection of local intangible cultural heritage and helping people of Wa ethnic group preserve and inherit their ancient cultures and traditions. Cultural companies including Ximeng Impression in Yangluo Village are also participating in the efforts. They provide the locals with opportunities of learning weaving techniques and selling products of a great variety of hand-woven clothing. (Xinhua/Wang Guansen)

A villager tries on a hand-woven bag made by herself in Yangluo Village of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Dec. 20, 2020. In recent years, the local government of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng has been enhancing the protection of local intangible cultural heritage and helping people of Wa ethnic group preserve and inherit their ancient cultures and traditions. Cultural companies including Ximeng Impression in Yangluo Village are also participating in the efforts. They provide the locals with opportunities of learning weaving techniques and selling products of a great variety of hand-woven clothing. (Xinhua/Wang Guansen)

A villager tries on a hand-woven bag made by herself in Yangluo Village of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Dec. 20, 2020. In recent years, the local government of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng has been enhancing the protection of local intangible cultural heritage and helping people of Wa ethnic group preserve and inherit their ancient cultures and traditions. Cultural companies including Ximeng Impression in Yangluo Village are also participating in the efforts. They provide the locals with opportunities of learning weaving techniques and selling products of a great variety of hand-woven clothing. (Xinhua/Wang Guansen)

A villagers makes hand-woven brocade at the Ximeng Impression, a local ethnic cultural company, in Yangluo Village of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Dec. 20, 2020. In recent years, the local government of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng has been enhancing the protection of local intangible cultural heritage and helping people of Wa ethnic group preserve and inherit their ancient cultures and traditions. Cultural companies including Ximeng Impression in Yangluo Village are also participating in the efforts. They provide the locals with opportunities of learning weaving techniques and selling products of a great variety of hand-woven clothing. (Xinhua/Wang Guansen)

A villagers makes hand-woven brocade at the Ximeng Impression, a local ethnic cultural company, in Yangluo Village of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Dec. 20, 2020. In recent years, the local government of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng has been enhancing the protection of local intangible cultural heritage and helping people of Wa ethnic group preserve and inherit their ancient cultures and traditions. Cultural companies including Ximeng Impression in Yangluo Village are also participating in the efforts. They provide the locals with opportunities of learning weaving techniques and selling products of a great variety of hand-woven clothing. (Xinhua/Wang Guansen)

Villagers communicate while making hand-woven brocade in Yangluo Village of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Dec. 20, 2020. In recent years, the local government of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng has been enhancing the protection of local intangible cultural heritage and helping people of Wa ethnic group preserve and inherit their ancient cultures and traditions. Cultural companies including Ximeng Impression in Yangluo Village are also participating in the efforts. They provide the locals with opportunities of learning weaving techniques and selling products of a great variety of hand-woven clothing. (Xinhua/Wang Guansen)

Villagers communicate while making hand-woven brocade in Yangluo Village of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Dec. 20, 2020. In recent years, the local government of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng has been enhancing the protection of local intangible cultural heritage and helping people of Wa ethnic group preserve and inherit their ancient cultures and traditions. Cultural companies including Ximeng Impression in Yangluo Village are also participating in the efforts. They provide the locals with opportunities of learning weaving techniques and selling products of a great variety of hand-woven clothing. (Xinhua/Wang Guansen)

Aerial photo taken on Dec. 20, 2020 shows a view of Yangluo Village of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng, southwest China's Yunnan Province. In recent years, the local government of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng has been enhancing the protection of local intangible cultural heritage and helping people of Wa ethnic group preserve and inherit their ancient cultures and traditions. Cultural companies including Ximeng Impression in Yangluo Village are also participating in the efforts. They provide the locals with opportunities of learning weaving techniques and selling products of a great variety of hand-woven clothing. (Xinhua/Wang Guansen)

Aerial photo taken on Dec. 20, 2020 shows a view of Yangluo Village of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng, southwest China’s Yunnan Province. In recent years, the local government of Wa Autonomous County of Ximeng has been enhancing the protection of local intangible cultural heritage and helping people of Wa ethnic group preserve and inherit their ancient cultures and traditions. Cultural companies including Ximeng Impression in Yangluo Village are also participating in the efforts. They provide the locals with opportunities of learning weaving techniques and selling products of a great variety of hand-woven clothing. (Xinhua/Wang Guansen)

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