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Hungarian artisans share traditions with visitors in Beijing

Updated: Nov 28, 2017 CGTN Print
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Corn husk ornaments. [Photo/CGTN]

As part of its Christmas celebrations, the Beijing Hungarian Cultural Institute is holding a series of events to ramp up the holiday spirit.

Among the events, the Hungarian arts and crafts activities have captured the attention of many.

Hungary's vibrant folk art culture can be traced back to the village life of centuries past. These traditions were passed down to new generations through artists and craftsmen who have devoted themselves to honing and teaching folk art. And now, they are sharing these traditions with some new friends.

By using some dried corn husks, straws and a pair of scissors, Tunde, a travelling Hungarian folk artisan, showed the visitors how she turned trash into treasure.

"The people who live in villages, they grow corn and use all parts of the plant," she said.

"For example, the children would make toys from the leaves, ladies would make baskets ...something they could use in the kitchen or just around the house."

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