CKYC holds bamboo weaving workshop

Release date:2024/03/28
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As one of the RC activities of the Second Festival of Chinese Culture, Choi Kai Yau College (CKYC) of the University of Macau (UM) held a workshop on bamboo weaving, an intangible cultural heritage, on 14 November. Chen Yiqi, visiting instructor of UM’s Confucius Institute, introduced students to bamboo weaving’s characteristics, functions in ancient life, cultural significance, as well as its current status as an intangible cultural heritage. Chen pointed out that learning the bamboo weaving technique allows students to immerse in the Chinese cultural atmosphere. Bamboo, as a symbol of virtue, has been loved by the Chinese nation since ancient times and has been the subject of many works by literati and artists. Bamboo weaving, which is widely used in construction and everyday life, serves as an important carrier of culture that embodies both cultural and practical values. The process of bamboo weaving also reflects the harmonious unity between humans and nature. Through Chen’s sharing, the students gained a deeper understanding of bamboo and bamboo weaving.


In addition, the students took part in bamboo weaving activities. As the process of making bamboo woven products is very complicated, they experimented with a simplified version of bamboo weaving and incorporated the technique into an artwork. Through hands-on experience, the students gained deeper insights into the wisdom and craftsmanship of ancient people. They also came to realise that intangible cultural heritage is more than just a definition. The workshop provided a good opportunity for the students to familiarise themselves with traditional culture and enjoy cultural experiences in the midst of their busy lives.