Miejiang is prepared with thin slices of bamboo daily articles and crafts artisans.
In China, Miejiang this business is an ancient profession. Yiyang is the famous hometown of bamboo mat, in recent years, with the appearance of plastic products, bamboo products, was almost eliminated, Miejiang this business to a position of embarrassing, this craft can get passed down it?
December 9, bamboo furniture netizen "old pine tree" in the Red Net post to "remember to visit the hometown of bamboo strips Miejiang craft an old Kung Fu Hustle",bamboo kitchen Bao Liu Ziyang District, Yiyang City Village, Xinqiao Town, one of Liu Kuo Miejiang farmers are good at weaving bamboo and old master supplies, but now the Township, the less likely Miejiang young people to learn skills, and this business has faced such an awkward position lost.
User hardships to find a Miejiang craftsmen.
Described in a quote to find Miejiang through, December 6 in the morning, friends, "the old song," run a line back and forth three cycling 80 kilometers to the village and Kuo Yang Lin Au Au Liu Ye activities of the two villages most of the day,bamboo kitchen the village Guo shot "silk bamboo basket" and Liu Ye concave leather basket production methods. Into the roadside near the village Kuo, see the old couple is busy making a silk bamboo basket.
They then opened Liangkou to busy. Liu old master ready to bamboo, the old lady to weave bamboo baskets. Master Liu from the cut bamboo, Pozhu, tear strips, until locking, see Liu master Miejiang craft skill, then it goes without saying. In this way, Master Liu busy as nearly a full two hours, too busy to sweat, especially because of thin bamboo strips knife to Liu the man's hands are cut in several places, we had to brought a "band-aid" are packed out with him to do. Period, the old lady made us a special Grinding rice flower, invite them to taste, really very polite.
By Miejiang this craft family.
Art does not pressure people. Master Liu, this year is sixty seven years old, this young apprentice learning the craft, has now been done over 40 years Miejiang skilled at. Youth, followed his master, "to eat hundreds of meals" to go door to door to help people at home Bamboo processing device, Miejiang Where do live, where to live and eat, eat and drink to worry about, worry-free life, and later married, live on their own. As the saying goes, you marry a chicken with chicken, marry a dog as a dog. His wife and children also learned this craft, the couple is husband to sing along with his wife during the day weaving crafts, night lit by oil lamps or moonlight, relying Miejiang this craft, you feed a child.
Old sons and daughters are now married, and do not have the burden of the elderly do not, enough to live comfortably. However, Liu said the master, every day, to spend money, especially human relationships have to deal with and avoid that income is unable to meet. So, their not leave this craft. When asked how much one can earn, Master Liu said, bamboo is cut their own mountains, and a load of bamboo basket weaving (two) to sell 30-40 dollars a month to weave about 30-40 Tam, a thousand a month five or six of income, basic living are guaranteed.
Now young people to learn Miejiang skills.
Skills in hand, has everywhere. Master Liu said, in fact, not a good practice Miejiang craft craft. There are so few local saying is used to describe the hardships Miejiang artisans. "Wan thousands of school, not to learn bamboo living; frayed clothes, cut hands and feet." Another one is the "bamboo sister (sound) strips sister strips Dazui sister," is that the mothers do Miejiang is, can only live in the mouth can not paste're wrong.
In recent years, due to rising living standards in rural areas, the original seats sun drying of grain farmers are now rarely used again, the fellow villagers not to dam the brick and cement floor, is paved with the same color slate blue, so Miejiang survival The less space, Miejiang live better and narrow the rural areas Miejiang are fewer and fewer.
Miejiang This job is not good dry, they make little money, young people like the workers in developed coastal areas, can be said that the Township now, very few young people to learn Miejiang skilled at. Master Liu is also said with deep feeling, and even their own children and no one is willing to learn this craft their own, this craft is estimated will be lost.
Yiyang specialty: Yiyang water Zhumie mat.
Yiyang water bamboo mat is a famous hometown of bamboo mat Yiyang water produced, due to the peculiar function with a refreshing original. Yuan Shun, who favored to positive early years, living in the lake of the people of Yiyang Mao bamboo, bamboo as raw material for water, broken bamboo woven mat, so far, 600 years of history. Ming and Qing dynasties, water bamboo mat is listed as a tribute. Yiyang water bamboo mat bamboo silk thin bright green color, oily, very beautiful, but can be as stacked as cloth, fold the whole vertical stack of horizontal bed mats, I do not deformed, bamboo does not harm the break. Even more strange is that even a "dog day" summer, people sleep in the gallery, Khan received fast, the body temperature fall, gives people a sense of gentle breeze. After several summer, I turned orange color from green or reddish brown, clear and transparent. Weaving a 6-foot long, 4 feet wide, water bamboo mat, bamboo will take about 35 kilograms of water. From the cut bamboo, cutting, breaking strips, drawing, cooking to knitting, sewing, has to go through 13 procedures, all manually. In particular, bamboo silk after steaming treatment, both soft and easily broken, but not starch insects. In 1952, less the East Yiyang old artist Chen designed a woven bamboo mat of water, took part in the International Fair in Leipzig, Germany, and won the silver medal. All four corners of this piece of woven mat has a dove of peace, the middle of using the natural color of bamboo woven silk, "Long live peace", describe. Superb craftsmanship and beautiful designs to customers around the world amazed everyone.
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Miejiang is prepared with thin slices of bamboo daily articles and crafts artisans. In China an ancient profession. The bamboo has a long history in China, according to archaeological discoveries, as early as the Neolithic Age, people have mastered the weaving techniques. For example, the Liangzhu cultural sites in the 200 bamboo artifacts excavated, enough evidence has been relatively adept at weaving skills; and Hubei Chu unearthed a bamboo fan, fan film with a fine woven bamboo rectangular patterns, has been quite fine. As early as 2000 years ago in the Warring States period, hardworking and intelligent use of the ancient bamboo preparation of a summary broken bamboo utensils, weaving a "Party Plaid", "m word profile", "herringbone" and other patterns. To the Han and Jin, the technology giants fine. Ming and Qing dynasties, the production of bamboo products, bamboo plant has very delicate, bamboo as an essential means of production of civil and household items, bamboo products have been sold, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Nanjing, Beijing, Tianjin and other major cities. Qing dynasty, there bamboo workshop, in addition to weaving production, life tools and supplies, but also the preparation of pull out baskets, test basket, Hong baskets, food baskets, bamboo shoes, bamboo baskets and other small vessels.