Miao Folk Art offers a peek into the lives of the Miao people, one of many diverse minority groups in China, residing primarily in Guizhou province. Showcasing a segment of the art and culture of modern Miao communities, this exhibit features vintage and antique dress, embroidery, batik pieces, religious masks and jewelry accompanied by photographs of Guizhou by renowned anthropologist Evelyn Nodwell and refashioned modern embroidery by Guizhou native fashion designer Crystal Zhang.
The embroidery and jewelry of Miao people are embellished with unique festive and religious representations of myths, legends and social ranks. Their dress and exquisite silver ornament designs incorporate ancient symbols, reflecting the passing on of oral traditions unique to different Miao sub-groups.
Miao Folk Art was produced by the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in partnership with the Asia Pacific International Artist Foundation, the City of Burnaby and, most notably, the inspiring people of the Miao villages in Guizhou.