- MEDIA CENTER
Peng Yi introduces her embroidery works at an exhibition in Beijing. [Photo/ddcpc website]
At the "Forging Ahead in the New Era" exhibition held at the Beijing Exhibition Center on Nov 13, two practitioners of Miao embroidery from Qianxi, Southwest China's Guizhou province, showcased their embroidery skills.
One embroiderer, Peng Yi, was born and raised in Qianxi's Huawu village and has been deeply influenced by the culture of Miao embroidery and batik since she was a child.
With the dream of promoting China's ethnic culture to the world, she became a master's student of folk art at Guizhou Minzu University in 2014 and started her own Miao embroidery and batik business in Huawu village after graduation.
At first, Peng's workshop only had three or four embroiderers, but as sales picked up, more and more women joined her workshop. In 2021, the total sales of her workshop reached 1.6 million yuan ($225,992.72).