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Group brings Chinese intangible cultural heritage to New Zealand | Updated: 2016-12-14 15:30

Group brings Chinese intangible cultural heritage to New Zealand

Children try to make their own paper-cuts, Wellington, New Zealand, Dec 5, 2016. [Photo/]

A group of Chinese inheritors brought five Chinese intangible cultural heritages to two schools in Wellington, New Zealand, from Dec 5 to 8.

The members demonstrated Yiwulu Mount Manchu Ethnic Paper-cut, Liaoxi knotting, Jinzhou dough sculpture, amber carving and sugar painting for the teachers and students.

The children were fascinated by the performances and tried to paint with sugar and make their own paper-cuts.

Li Fengyan, a sugar painting inheritor, brewed six pots of syrup and made 300 sugar paintings for students during her performance on Dec 8.

Yan Weiqi is one of the inheritors of Jinzhou knotting.

"This is my first time to perform in New Zealand. To my surprise, the local Maori people told me they also use the same way that I showed to make tie knots. And I can feel the common things we share in spite of those differences," Yan said.

The students performed "haka", a traditional Maori dance, and expressed their gratitude to the Chinese transmitters.

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