The video of the Beauty of Handwork aims to show the handwork in Tongdao, which have been listed into the World Intangible Cultural Heritage: Lu Sheng, silver worker, brocade, spinning, paper cutting and so on, to draw people’s attention to protect cultural heritages.
Qin Nai Shi Qing, the name of this old lady, who uses scissors to draw, uses paper to think, uses imagination to shape, uses heart to see. Where the mist,which stands between God and thee.
She likes smiling, holding a positive attitude towards life. She is looking for the essence of nature, getting inspiration from nature and building infinite beauty by her hands.
Duo Ye is a kind of Dong song which is popular in Dong districts. There are two kinds of Ye: male singing and female singing. When it comes to festivals and weddings or other big events, the singers will match up with each other and sing. The lyric content is mainly about daily life. Duo Ye is the most representative singing in Dong minority.
Dong people worship for many gods, among which the greatest one is called Sa Sui, who is the heroine of Dong. Dong people worship for many gods, among which the greatest one is called Sa Sui, who is the heroine of Dong. She is the lord of all, protecting the villages, ensuring good harvests. The local residents worship her for thousands of years, and she is deep into the daily living of Dong people.
Dong people believe that all the nature beings are dominated by gods, thus the harvest, climate are all influenced.
Dong people worship various kinds of god including God of land which they will hold worship activities through offering sacrifices of pig, sheep, chicken etc; God of water, the Dong woman has to burn paper beside the river and well before taking water home; God of ox, to feed the ox with specially made rice to demonstrate thankfulness.