Magical creations

China Daily | Updated: 2017-02-18 07:49

A young couple is giving the Mongolian felted wool tradition a makeover

In 2012, Xie Jia'ning from Heilongjiang province's Qiqihar married a Mongolian, Gankhuyag. Xie then started to show a keen interest in the Mongolian felted wool tradition. Over the past few years, Xie and her husband have been working on wool produced by their Mongolian relatives, and have painstaking devoted themselves to researching the traditional art. Their handmade felted wool products now feature innovative designs, and are quite a hit among a small group of customers. Recently, well-known designers and manufacturers have contacted them in a bid to collaborate with them. Hopefully, this will result in some unique creations.


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Finished felted wool needs to be soaped for good conservation, and the couple always work together on the details. Photos by Wang Kai

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Gankhuyag and his wife Xie Jianing make felted wool at home in Harbin, Heilongjiang province.

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At the China-Russia Expo in Harbin, Xie introduces their design and pattern to customers.

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Their son Baatar Saikhan, a young energetic boy, is the center of the couple's life, even more than ever.

(China Daily 02/18/2017 page19)

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