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Element Sericulture and silk craftsmanship of China (China)
Inscribed in 2009 (4.COM) on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
Title as submitted EN: Holding silkworm flower temple fairs during the Qingming period in early April is one of the silkworm customs in the Taihu Lake area, which function as a pray for cocoon harvests. The photo demonstrates the Silkworm Flower Temple Fair held in Xinshi town, Deqing county, Huzhou city of Zhejiang province on April 2nd, 2008. The local silkworm farmers produced a dragon with mulberry leaves as the scales of the dragon, and performed dragon dance during the parade.