Dadawa, an artist and pioneer of China’s new music scene invited us to China to participate in SHOW THE WORLD, a goodwill initiative that aims to preserve and develop ethnic culture in China.
We embarked on a design tour to visit artisanal handicraft workshops alongside celebrated Chinese architect Rossana Hu and British designer Tom Dixon. We were lucky enough to get a peak through the curtain into the world of Chinese culture and crafts.
We visited the ancient deep blue Indigo Dye pits in Nantong, a technique still being used to this day.
We learned about felt making in beautiful
but freezing Mongolia.
We saw intricate embroidery craftsmanship in Sezhou
We even got a sneak peak at how traditional lanterns come to life
And even though we were 5000 miles away from Beirut, every Bokja moment we witnessed took us a little closer to home.
Until next time,