She Minority are an ethnic minority group living in the mountainous area of the south of China. Their traditional culture and craftsmanship are distinguished for completeness,uniqueness and richness. This paper gives an introduction to the traditional craftsmanship of She Minority from five perspectives: means of production, utensils and house wares, buildings,clothes,folkways and religious instruments. Besides,an analysis is made of the influence that the cultural exchanges between Han Ethnic Group and She Minority have on the craftsmanship of She Minority. While learning the craft skills of the Han nationality,the She Minority craftsmen also adhere to their own traditional customs and cultural characteristics. The excellent design and simple creation aesthetics involved in the rich traditional creation techniques of the She nationality,which are the important cultural resources for the development of contemporary crafts,fit nicely the creation ideas of "beautiful material and delicate craft",and"attaching importance to content rather than form",and also have a certain guiding significance for the development of the contemporary craft design idea.
Journal of Jimei University:Philosophy and Social Sciences
intangible cultural heritage