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New Trade Paper
Available February 2015
Bee Umbrella Sky: The Miao Legend of Batik in Guizhou, Chinaby Kuen Kuen Liu
Synopses & Reviews
In an ancient time, ten old men went to work creating the sky and the land. Yet the sky was not strong enough, and it collapsed. . . . They needed an umbrella under the sky instead and asked Goddess Washuang to make one. Clever and good with her hands, Washuang gathered pure white clouds from the sky to weave a very long cloth umbrella.
In 2010, Kuen Kuen Liu made a five month trip to Guizhou, China. Fascinated by the batik works of the Miao, she lived with the villagers, learning their batik process.
Illustrator and designer Kuen Kuen Liu is working on her PhD in art education at Penn State.
A five-month journey in Guizhou took the illustrator Kuen Kuen behind the legends of Miao batik
About the Author
Kuen Kuen LIU loves nature, art and children, and enjoys playing and exploring with them. Kuen obtained her masters degree in art education in the States, and is now doing her doctoral work in art education. Kuen was an active staff-member of the creative arts studio BirDinTRee in Hong Kong.
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