GreatSeed Unveils Intangible Cultural Heritage Artworks at the Annual 92Y Street Festival

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Inner Painted Snuff Bottle, Liaoqi & more meets the street fair audiences for the first time, captivating ardent interests.

On September 15th, GreatSeed (https://www.facebook.com/GreatSeedInc) unveiled its intangible cultural heritage artwork selections at the annual 92Y Street Festival in upper east Manhattan, New York City. Featuring some of the most sought-after Chinese intangible cultural heritage artworks that are handmade by top-notch craftsmen and accredited cultural inheritors, GreatSeed received ardent interests and enormous inquiries from the street fair attendees.

Inner-painted Snuff bottle (http://www.etsy.com/shop/GreatSeed), Peking Opera Mask, Straw Paper, Liaoqi, Paper-cutting Album, Woodcut Painting Reel, Tinware Teapot, Horsetail Embroidery, Herbal Incense Sticks, Miao Batik Drapery and more were presented at the event, showcasing GreatSeed’s wide variety of traditional handmade products with both uniqueness and cultural affluence.

Prices of the products range from $30.00 per piece to $900.00. The highest-marked one is a crystal-made inner painted snuff bottle. Featuring an extremely complex and exquisite traditional Chinese landscape painting drawn from the inner side of a one-inch-size snuff bottle, this once-in-a-lifetime art piece grabbed tremendous attentions from collectors and art connoisseurs.

Greeting cards and letter papers made from old-fashioned yet delicate straw papers went over big, snapped up within a short while. Liaoqi decorations and accessories also received abundant inquires and sold well. Hailed as the “fingertip dance with flame,” Liaoqi making is beyond marvelous – crafters need to soften a gloss rod with flame, and then twist the rod into beautiful shapes with flowing transparency. Without any mold, crafters have to rely on their dexterity and instinct to create a Liaoqi artwork.

Partnering with Chinese Consulate General in New York and the Organization Committee of 92Y Street Festival, this event is GreatSeed’s inaugural appearance at the US market. “We appreciate the opportunity to work with the local community leaders here,” said Lisa Deng, founder of GreatSeed, “Although we come from different ethnicities and backgrounds, we share the same vision: to enrich lives, create community and elevate humanity through culture. We believe under this united vision, we will be able to solidify our partnerships and go further.”

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