The visit of three women’s handcraft cooperative leaders from NW China to Christchurch, Nelson, Palmerston North, Rotorua and Auckland in November, 2015, sparked a lot of interest among those who met them. The tour was a huge success, and those involved quickly realised the potential there was for a craft tour group from here to China.
This flyer is to introduce an NZCFS educational tour to China, with a focus on handcrafts, but including visits to some key attractions in China. Handcraft cooperatives and workshops visited throughout the journey will include embroidery, weaving, clay figurines, farmers’ painting (folk art), cloisonné, tie-dying, Dongba characters (ancient ‘hieroglyphic’ writing), paper cutting, straw pictures … and the chance to do some hands-on craft work. Meet the craft workers themselves and look at various aspects of their industry from traditional styles to new product development, from training and production through to marketing.
Fully escorted, 3 to 4-star, twin-share accommodation. All inclusive price $7,950 (estimated, subject to currency exchange), includes domestic flights in NZ, all meals, etc, (excludes Chinese visa and insurances).
Travel Highlights will include:
Old city wall, Muslim Market
Shandan, Rewi Alley (sixty years in China, highly
significant in NZ-China relationship) history.
Dali, Lijiang old towns
Shanghai – Suzhou