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Exhibition reveals traditional aesthetics of life

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Updated: 2017-04-21

My Land, My People, an exhibition focusing on how daily life in Fujian province has changed over the centuries, opened in Xiamen on April 15 and will run till June 15.

The exhibition brings together a collection of carefully-selected artifacts ranging from clothing and culinary culture, to living utensils, building materials, and travelling bags.

Exhibition reveals traditional aesthetics of life

Visitors browse My Land, My People, an exhibition of traditional artifacts from Fujian province, which is currently taking place in Xiamen. The artifacts were provided by a number of independent collectors and institutions from Xiamen, Zhangzhou, Quanzhou and Taiwan. [Photo/taihainet.com]

As a way to communicate traditional Fujian culture, the show is open to the public for free, with the more than 100 artifacts on show provided courtesy of a number of independent collectors and institutions from Xiamen, Zhangzhou, Quanzhou and Taiwan.

The sound of children chanting of an old nursery rhyme greeted the visitors at the opening ceremony, creating an instant sense of nostalgia. Looking at the extensive collection, including brown-colored fishermen's clothes, ladles made of shells, and blue-and-white porcelain that portrays the lives of fishermen on boats, also reminds visitors of all the time that has passed by.

The organizer is local clothing brand Qing's. It plans to offer lectures on Fujian culture and dialects, and nanyin (the oldest music genre in China) performances alongside the exhibition.

Exhibition reveals traditional aesthetics of life

A brown-colored fishermen's coat known as a shu liang coat, dyed by Dioscorea cirrhosa. This type of coat had many advantages: It is waterproof, protects wearers from the sun, and can be dried quickly. [Photo/WeChat: qingyijiashe]

Exhibition information

Time: 9:30 am – 8:30 pm, April 15 – June 15

Location: Flagship store of Qing's, Building 1, Longshan Cultural and Creative Industrial Park, 84 South Longshan Road, Xiamen, Fujian.

Sponsor: Local clothing brand Qing's.

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