Wonderful Hands Produce Flowers to Build Dreams with Ingenuity – Kaifeng Exhibition Project Stunningly Appears in Henan Province’s First Vocational Skills Competition Side Notes
Source: Bianliang Evening News
Author: Wang Yujie
Release time: 2022-06-29 09:22:43
All media reporter Wang Yujie
Cheng Manping is embroidering Bian embroidery.Photo by all media reporter Wang Yujie
Wonderful hands make flowers, ingenuity builds dreams. On the site of the first professional skills competition in Henan Province, not only can you observe the superb skills and stunts of the contestants, but also appreciate the craftsmen’s style of the contestants’ speed, skill and will. At the same time, skill masters from different industries and fields in the province It also brought more than 50 performances to the audience. Among them, Kaifeng Bian Embroidery, Chrysanthemum Official Porcelain, Herbal Tea, and Essential Oil Soap are four unique and splendid performances in Kaifeng, which have attracted many media, guests and audiences. And behind the skill masters’ fancy “dazzling skills”, it is their “hard study, hard training and diligent study” for decades.
The needle is the pen and the thread is the ink. Under the ten-fingered spring breeze of Cheng Manping, a Chinese embroidery master and Kaifeng craftsman, traditional Bian embroidery with fine stitching and elegant style flows out of the thousand-year-old Bianjing. Cheng Manping, 68, has been engaged in embroidery for 50 years. In this performance, she embroidered a Bian embroidery “fruit picture”, expressing her best wishes for the contestants to work hard to achieve good results and to add luster to the high-quality development of Henan and Kaifeng. A leader of the Provincial Human Resources and Social Affairs Department who came to observe raised his thumb and praised her exquisite Bian embroidery skills. There were also two female college students from Zhengzhou who lingered on cultural and creative products such as Bian embroidery “Across the River during Qingming Festival” and “Five Bulls” displayed on the Kaifeng booth. They made an appointment with Master Cheng to make a special trip to Kaifeng to learn Bian embroidery skills, which will be passed down from generation to generation and carried forward.
“Kaifeng’s chrysanthemum official porcelain is too creative. It not only reflects the grace and luxury of chrysanthemum, but also has the elegance and simplicity of porcelain. It has high artistic culture and appreciation and collection value.” On June 25, Zhengzhou University professor Wang Zhenjun was watching After the exhibition project “Chrysanthemum Official Porcelain” in our city, he was amazed and spoke highly of it. Zhu Fangkui, a master of arts and crafts in Henan Province, based on the firing skills of official porcelain in the Northern Song Dynasty, integrated the cultural characteristics of Kaifeng chrysanthemum, and developed a new kind of art porcelain, which is a breakthrough in the development of chrysanthemum official porcelain, which has produced a good response in the society. Zhu Fangkui introduced that chrysanthemum is the city flower of Kaifeng, and the history of planting chrysanthemums in Kaifeng stretches for thousands of years. The official porcelain is a rare treasure in traditional Chinese ceramics, representing the highest achievement of celadon art. The chrysanthemum official porcelain formed by the combination of the two can be said to be a perfect combination of excellent traditional cultural elements.
The herbal tea launched by Henan Medical and Health Technician College and the essential oil soap launched by Henan Chemical Technician College displayed on the Kaifeng booth have pioneered and innovated traditional techniques and have been recognized and welcomed by the society.
“This is not just a demonstration, it is more about learning the craftsman spirit of excellence and the pursuit of the ultimate, and creating an atmosphere for everyone to hold certificates and cultivate high-skilled talents.” said Jiang Jingya, a member of the party group and deputy bureau of the Municipal Human Resources and Social Affairs Bureau.