With an experience of porcelain-bodied bamboo weaving for over 30 years, Tan is one of the famous folk artists in Chengdu and is the representative for the tradition of porcelain-bodied bambooware.
"I was so frustrated when the workshop went into bankruptcy in 2003 and felt hopeless about the future. At that time my daughter was going to university and my family was in urgent need of money,” Tan recalled, "I almost gave up the career when I learned most of my colleagues had turned to making a living in other trades."
"However, encouraged by my family and friends, and supported by Chengdu Folk Art Association, I carried on my career and opened this workshop.”
She also devotes much of her time and energy to training young people. "I want to have more apprentices and unreservedly pass on to them my technical know-how, and I also wish them to share my passion in the field,” Tan said, “my aim is to introduce this cultural heritage to people across the world.”
21st Chengdu Bamboo Culture Festival
The 21st Chengdu Bamboo Culture Festival, now being held at Wangjianglou Park in eastern Chengdu, puts on a variety of programs to accentuate the bamboo culture.
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Huaiyuan Ancient Town
Huaiyuan Ancient Town: a town of bamboo-woven ware
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Bamboo-woven ware, e.g. vases, coffee sets, gardening tools and tableware, is a kind of fine artware favored by many people.
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The park, located on the south bank of Jinjiang River, is famed for its cultural relics and a large collection of rare bamboos.