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The Jockey Club ICH+ Innovative Heritage Education Programme is jointly launched by Lingnan University and Hong Kong Art School. It begins with courses of Paper Crafting technique, Cheongsam sewing technique, as well as PaperCutting technique with aims to revitalize Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong and cultivate in-depth knowledge of youth through experiential learning.⠀
Paper Cutting Technique
"Yin" and "Yang" are the two major types of Chinese paper cutting techniques, where "yin" indicates the technique of highlighting the contours of each pattern, whereas "yang" refers to the technique of keeping all the pattern outlines as if in engraving. Ever since the 1950s, paper cutting cooperatives had been established in China to produce and export paper cutting works.
Cheongsam Sewing Technique
Cheongsam, also known as qipao, has been a popular type of robe among Chinese women since 1920s. This robe looks similar to the robe (pronounce “sam” in Cantonese ) worn by female in the Canton area, but a bit longer in length - that is why Hong Kong people would call it “cheongsam”, which means “long robe” literally in Cantonese. The word “cheongsam” used to refer to both men’s and women’s wear. The Cantonese Romanisation of the long robe “cheongsam” was added to Oxford English Dictionary in the 1950s, that specifically referred to this type of robe worn by women.
Paper Crafting Technique
Paper craft products are shaped with solid bamboo, strips of bamboo and rice paper, in addition to silk fabric. After the three-dimensional skeleton is formed, its body gets painted and assembled. The four major steps in paper crafting include binding, paper-mounting, painting and adorning. The skeleton of the model is being first created. After rice paper strips are applied onto the skeleton, patterns and protective paint are being applied before felt decorations are added as a final touch.