Festival celebrates folk art from the past

Exquisite jewelry once worn by concubines is a highlight of the items on display.
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A phoenix coronet dating back to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) is displayed at Guyi Garden. 

A folk customs festival will run through the seven-day National Day holiday at Guyi Garden in Jiading District, featuring a display of intangible cultural heritage and traditional cultural performances.

Folk crafts and precious items dating back to the Han Dynasty (202 BC—AD 220) are among the exhibits, including 42 ancient Chinese palace jewelry pieces.

The jewelry, combining metal craft and feathers, are exquisite and most of the items were once worn by imperial concubines. They include phoenix coronets, necklaces and hairpins.

Eggshell carvings, bamboo carvings of the Tujia ethnic minority, and mosaics exhibitions are also part of the festival.

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Enamel cups widely used by Shanghai families in the past decades are on display. 

Another highlight are items used by Shanghai families in the past four decades, including enamel cups, basin sets, monthly park tickets with Chinese Zodiac figures, bus tickets, a Haiou camera, and grain and meat coupons which people used to purchase rice, flour and meat prior to 1990.

Huju opera, Shanghai rap, Yueju opera and crosstalk performances will be held on Monday and Tuesday, and visitors will be invited to try on hanfu, the traditional outfit of ancient China. Folk crafts such as dough figurines and sugar paintings will also be shown.

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