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Traditional + modern! Come and take home cultural and creative souvenirs at Gaoyao, Zhaoqing City, China

Traditional + modern! Come and take home cultural and creative souvenirs in Gaoyao, Zhaoqing City, China


Posted by GaoYao 2024-03-22 21:16 Guangdong, China


In the rural revitalization demonstration belt of Xiaoxiang Town, Gaoyao District, Zhaoqing City, China, the Coffee Cultural Creative Industry Base, the Ruishijie Cultural Tourism Project, and the Gemu Park Rural Industrial Complex have formed a path highlighting coffee culture, Xiangyunsha industry culture, and ecological nature. High-quality rural tourism routes with resources.

Breath of the Forest is a camping base

Breath of the Forest is a camping base, but it is more than just a camping base.

There is also an exhibition room hidden here, displaying a batch of cultural and creative handicrafts with local characteristics such as Xiangyun yarn, Guangfu gold embroidery, Xinqiao bamboo weaving, Jindu flower mat handbags, Duan inkstones, etc. It is really surprising!

Forest Breathing Camping Base, Gaoyao Xiaoxiang Town, Zhaoqing City, China.

▲ Forest Breathing Camping Base, Gaoyao Xiaoxiang Town, Zhaoqing City, China.


Xiangyunsha

Xiangyun yarn, China's National Geographical Indication product, also known as "Xiangyun yarn", its real name is "shen yarn". It is a silk fabric dyed with the plant dye Dioscorea oleifera. It is the only silk fabric dyed with pure plant dye among the world's textiles. It is known as It is known as "soft gold" in the textile industry.

Xiangyunsha pillow

▲ Xiangyunsha pillow. 


Xiangyun yarn has a unique production process, is rare in quantity, and takes a long time to make. It has the characteristics of being cool and pleasant, light and soft, quick-drying when exposed to water, not easy to wrinkle, rich in sterilization, insect repellent, and has health care effects on the skin.

Xiangyunsha clothing

Xiangyunsha clothing

Xiangyunsha clothing

▲ Xiangyunsha clothing. 


Clothes, pillows, high-heeled shoes and other clothing items made of Xiangyun yarn are all available, and cultural and creative souvenirs such as scarves, tea mats, and sachets are small and exquisite, fully displaying the unique charm of oriental aesthetics.

Xiangyunsha handbag

▲ Xiangyunsha handbag.


Xiangyunsha shoes

▲ Xiangyunsha shoes.


Xiangyunsha pillow

▲ Xiangyunsha pillow. 



Duan inkstone

Duan Inkstone is one of the four famous inkstones in China and is also a national geographical indication product of China. Gaoyao Duan Inkstone has become world-famous since the early Tang Dynasty. It has become a tribute to the royal families of all dynasties due to its excellent texture and exquisite carvings. Famous pits include Shuiyan, Kengziyan, Mazikeng, Songkeng, Xuandeyan, Chaotianyan, Gutayan, Luduan, Baixianyan, etc. They are mainly distributed in Yankeng, Yangmeikeng and other places in Jindu, with high Duan inkstones made from inkstones produced in Lanke Mountain are the most valuable.

"The Number One Scholar Inkstone" is based on the story of Mo Xuanqing, the first number one scholar in Lingnan.

▲ "The Number One Scholar Inkstone" is based on the story of Mo Xuanqing, the first number one scholar in Lingnan. 


There are more than ten arduous and delicate processes in the production of Duan Inkstone. The exquisitely carved Duan Inkstone has the characteristics of being able to grind ink when breathing air, making ink without damaging any hair, and not freezing in winter. In 2006, Duan Inkstone production skills were listed as the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage.

“The Number One Scholar Inkstone”

“The Number One Scholar Inkstone”

▲ “The Number One Scholar Inkstone”. 



Jindu town flower seats

Jindu flower seats are woven from cattail grass called "芏" by the locals. Its texture is soft and the weaving pattern is beautiful. It has the advantages of being insect-proof, the mat does not stick to the body, and it is warm in winter and cool in summer. The weaving craftsmanship is distributed in Gaoyao. Jindu, Baitu, Huilong, Liantang and other towns.


During the Qing Dynasty, Jindu Town's straw seats had become famous. For hundreds of years, it has been selling well at home and abroad, and has also been given as a national gift to foreign friends. 

Jindu town flower seats

The straw seats were originally only a single color of cyan, but later came in yellow, red, and green colors, and the patterns also became richer, including flowers with patterns such as "囍" characters, vases, butterflies, human figures, flowers and birds, chain buttons, and double phoenixes rising to the sun. Flower seats gradually came into public view.


JinDu flower seats’s innovative handbag with editing skills

▲JinDu flower seats’s innovative handbag with editing skills.


Today, Jindu's flower seats weaving techniques are innovative and combined with fashion elements to produce a series of handbags, calligraphy and paintings, baskets, etc. decorated with flower mats, which are both beautiful and practical.


From the bedding that was a necessity in the homes of local people in the past to the handicrafts that decorate homes today, what has changed is the theme and purpose, but what remains unchanged is the persistence of handicrafts and traditional culture.

JinDu flower seats’s innovative handbag with editing skills

▲JinDu flower seats’s innovative handbag with editing skills. 



Guangfu gold embroidery

"Guangfu Golden Embroidery" is an innovative method that uses metal wire as the main material, through coiling, rolling, leaping, stacking and other modeling methods, combined with auxiliary processes such as bonding, welding, sealing, curing, and glazing. A unique "metal silk embroidery" technology.

▲ GaoYao’s “Guangfu Gold Embroidery” craft innovative ornaments.


Gao Yao’s “Guangfu Gold Embroidery” craft innovative ornaments

▲ GaoYao’s “Guangfu Gold Embroidery” craft innovative ornaments. 


"Guangfu Golden Embroidery" in Lizhi Village, Liantang Town has created a unique series of products, "Guangfu Golden Embroidery + Township Innovation" and "Guangfu Golden Embroidery + Agricultural Innovation", with Macrobrachium rosenbergii and lotus as the main elements. "Shrimp" means a good harvest of Macrobrachium rosenbergii, and "lotus" means harmony, beauty and good luck.

▲ GaoYao’s “Guangfu Gold Embroidery” craft innovative ornaments.


GaoYao’s “Guangfu Gold Embroidery” craft innovative ornaments

▲ GaoYao’s “Guangfu Gold Embroidery” craft innovative ornaments. 



Xinqiao Town bamboo weaving (foreign basket weaving)

The foreign basket weaving in Xinqiao Town was started during the Xianfeng period of the Qing Dynasty by Deng Fu, a bamboo craftsman from Xinqiao. Since it was sold overseas and exclusively for export, it was called "foreign basket". It has a history of more than 100 years.

Gaoyao Xinqiao Town bamboo weaving (foreign basket weaving)

▲ Gaoyao Xinqiao Town bamboo weaving (foreign basket weaving).


Xinqiao basket weaving selects high-quality bamboo materials and mainly uses warp and weft weaving methods, interspersed with various techniques such as thinning, inserting, threading, cutting, locking, nailing, binding, and tying. The patterns and colors vary. foreign baskets can not only be used for ornamental decoration, but also can hold candies, fruits, etc., and have both artistic appreciation value and practical value.

Gaoyao Xinqiao Town bamboo weaving (foreign basket weaving)

▲ Gaoyao Xinqiao Town bamboo weaving (foreign basket weaving). 



Agarwood

Agarwood, the Chinese name of agarwood, is the resin-containing wood of the Thymeaceae plant Agarwood. Mainly distributed in Guangdong, Hainan, Guangxi, Fujian and other places, it has the effects of promoting qi and relieving pain, warming and stopping vomiting, and relieving qi and relieving asthma.

Gaogui agarwood

▲ Gaogui agarwood. 


Gaoyao District Zhonglisheng Planting Professional Cooperative has built a high-quality Qinan Agarwood nursery base of 17 acres, with a self-owned planting area of 250 acres and a promoted planting area of 450 acres. It has built a southern medicine (agarwood) industrial park (Phase I). At present, It has launched incense products such as Gaogui Agarwood and Hainan Jianfengling. This year, it will also complete the manufacturing of jewelry and ornaments and the extraction of supercritical agarwood essential oil and put into production.

Gaoyao agarwood incense products

▲ Gaoyao agarwood incense products.


Gaoyao cinnamon and agarwood are perfectly combined, and the unique aroma of incense spreads around with the curls of smoke, refreshing the heart and mind.

Gaoyao agarwood incense products

▲ Gaoyao agarwood incense products. 



Sihui Orchid

Orchids are the business card of Sihui City. Sihui City has the largest orchid planting base in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, with a planting area of about 10,000 acres. There are more than 200 varieties in four series: national orchid, foreign orchid, hybrid orchid and phalaenopsis, with an annual output value of about 600 million yuan. Shigou Town has even been recognized as a "provincial orchid professional town".

Sihui orchid potted plants

▲ Sihui orchid potted plants.


The orchids are blooming, spreading their fragrance. Orchids have an intoxicating fragrance, and the blooming flowers are some simple, some public, some exquisite and elegant.

Sihui orchid

▲ Sihui orchid.



Jade

Sihui City is the "Hometown of Chinese Jade". As the world's largest jade wholesale market and jade processing and sales distribution center, Sihui does not produce jade, but it has the reputation of "stones from other mountains, jade is made in Sihui".

Sihui jade pendant

Sihui jade pendant

▲ Sihui jade pendant.


Sihui has a complete range of jade products, including jade ornaments, toys, pendants, ornaments, etc. Among them, jade ornaments account for more than 80% of the domestic market share, and jade pendants and ornaments account for more than 70% of the domestic market share. There are currently nearly 300,000 jade workers, about 33,000 jade dealers, and nearly 500 e-commerce live broadcast companies.

Sihui jade ornaments

Sihui jade ornaments

Sihui jade ornaments

▲ Sihui jade ornaments.

Sihui jade ornaments

▲ Sihui jade ornaments. 



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