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Chinese embroidered balls shine in Jiuzhou, Guangxi(1/7)

2019-11-06 15:32:30 Xinhua Editor :Li Yan
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Photo taken on Nov. 4, 2019 shows embroidered ball-shaped lanterns in Jiuzhou ancient town of Jingxi City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Cui Bowen)

Jiuzhou is regarded as the home of the Chinese embroidered balls. The balls go back more than 2,000 years. They usually have 12 "petals," or cone-shaped silk bags, which in ancient times were filled with red beans or grain before being embroidered with birds or flowers as a sign of good luck.

Tourists select embroidered balls in Jiuzhou ancient town of Jingxi City, Nov. 4, 2019. (Xinhua/Cui Bowen)

Craftswoman Huang Xiaoqin makes an embroidered ball in Jiuzhou ancient town of Jingxi City, Nov. 4, 2019. (Xinhua/Cui Bowen)

A tourist takes a picture of embroidered balls in Jiuzhou ancient town of Jingxi City, Nov. 4, 2019. (Xinhua/Cui Bowen)

A tourist selects embroidered balls in Jiuzhou ancient town of Jingxi City, Nov. 4, 2019. (Xinhua/Cui Bowen)

Photo taken on Nov. 4, 2019 shows embroidered balls in Jiuzhou ancient town of Jingxi City. (Xinhua/Cui Bowen)

Craftswoman Huang Xiaoqin makes an embroidered ball in Jiuzhou ancient town of Jingxi City, Nov. 4, 2019. (Xinhua/Cui Bowen)

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