Some of Zhao Shuxian’s creations have been used in period dramas on television. Concubines in imperial China wore ronghua as hair accessories. Photo: Handout Some of Zhao Shuxian’s creations have been used in period dramas on television. Concubines in imperial China wore ronghua as hair accessories. Photo: Handout
Some of Zhao Shuxian’s creations have been used in period dramas on television. Concubines in imperial China wore ronghua as hair accessories. Photo: Handout
Art

Meet the Chinese artisan fighting to keep his silky skills alive

The art of making velvet flowers, or ronghua, dates back centuries, and one man is determined to keep it blooming

Topic |   Art
Some of Zhao Shuxian’s creations have been used in period dramas on television. Concubines in imperial China wore ronghua as hair accessories. Photo: Handout Some of Zhao Shuxian’s creations have been used in period dramas on television. Concubines in imperial China wore ronghua as hair accessories. Photo: Handout
Some of Zhao Shuxian’s creations have been used in period dramas on television. Concubines in imperial China wore ronghua as hair accessories. Photo: Handout
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