Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism

Feel the Art at your Fingertips

Good looking, pleasant to hear, and easy to use, Hangzhou Intangible Cultural Heritage can be really fun. Let's see what you know.

Hangzhou Embroidery 杭州刺绣

Hangzhou Ying Shan Jing Shui Embroidery Art Museum (杭州映山静水刺绣艺术馆) currently has work and exhibition areas totaling more than 800 square meters. It is a multi-functional art museum integrating fine work creation, needlework research and embroidery teaching, and promoting traditional culture through performances and exhibitions. While deeply promoting the colorful charm of traditional embroidery culture, the art museum also strives to embody the elegant, rustic and peaceful cultural essence of Chinese female needlework art in the slow-paced lifestyle at the moment, giving people both material and spiritual enjoyment of Chinese culture. In 2019, it was awarded the title of the Workstation of Hangzhou City "Pass the Flame" Plan.

Daily activities: Hangzhou embroidery learning experience
Opening and closing time: 10:00-18:00 on weekdays
Contact number: + 86 13906521686 (reservation needed)
Address: 6th Floor, Building 5, 958 Binhe Road, Binjiang District 滨江区滨和路958号五号楼6楼
Transportation: Take Bus No. 114, No. 115, etc. and get off at the bus stop of the intersection of Binhe Road (pinyin: bin he lu kou; simplified Chinese: 滨和路口); take subway line 1 to the subway station of Binhe Road (pinyin: bin he lu; simplified Chinese: 滨和路) and get out at Exit B.
Notes: The museum can receive about 30 experiencers at a time, and you will need to make an appointment three days in advance. It charges 180 Yuan per person per time (cost of materials included). Offline experience is suspended during the epidemic, and if you purchase embroidery materials online, embroidery teaching videos will be given as a gift.

Pingjia Fan Art 平加扇艺

Hangzhou Fan has profound historical and cultural connotations. It uses silk and Chinese art paper as fan surfaces to express Hangzhou’s historical stories, cultural landscapes, and West Lake scenery. It applies the painting form of ancient scholars, conforms to the aesthetic taste of modern people, and embodies the creative spirit and artistic and cultural attainments of craftsmen. The works of Pingjia Fan Art Studio have won more than 80 national, provincial and municipal awards, and many of its works have been collected by the National Museum. They have participated in international cultural exchanges on behalf of China 15 times, fully showing the traditional fan culture to the world and the charm of traditional Chinese culture.

Daily activities: Quaint fan making, folding fan painting and making, Hangzhou Fan display and sharing, etc.
Opening and closing time: 10:15-17:35 every day
Contact number: +86 571 87030179/13336012003

Address: 1, Donghexia, Doufu First Bridge, Shangcheng District 上城区斗富一桥东河下1号
Transportation: Take subway line 5 to the subway station of Jiangcheng Road (pinyin: jiang cheng lu; simplified Chinese: 江城路) and walk for 3 minutes.

Xiaoshan Guojiang Cloth 萧山过江布

Xiaoshan Guojiang (Crossing the River) Cloth Intangible Cultural Heritage Inheritance and Study Institute (萧山过江布非遗传习所) uses pigments extracted from flowers and trees found in mountains and fields and various types of plates as carriers to pass on the cloth-making techniques. Here, you can see the roots, stems, leaves, and skins of various flowers and fruits. Everything, as long as it is safe and environmentally friendly, can be used to extract dye liquor. From the use of bluegrass for dyeing in the Xia Dynasty to the mature dyeing technique of the Zhou Dynasty, to gardenia, madder, logwood, indigo plant, and walnut, etc., plant dyeing is not only a traditional ancient technique but also one of the most dazzling cultures in China’s 5,000-year-old history.

Daily activities: Study and experience grass and plant dyeing
Opening and closing time: 9:00-21:00 (open all year round)
Contact number: +86 571 86021716/86987436
Address: 39 Zhongshan Middle Road, Shangcheng District 上城区中山中路39号
Transportation: Take bus No. 108, No. 117, No. 187, etc. to the bus stop of Wushan Square (pinyin: wu shan guang chang; simplified Chinese: 吴山广场); take bus No. 8, No. 66, No. 195, etc. to the bus stop of Gulou (pinyin: gu lou; simplified Chinese: 鼓楼); take subway line one and get off at the subway station of Ding'an Road (pinyin: ding an lu; simplified Chinese: 定安路).
Notes: Individual travelers can experience the intangible cultural heritage upon arrival; the venue can also receive 50-person-or-so tourist groups, though appointments are needed to make three days in advance. It charges only the cost of materials.