A glimpse of some ICH in Taicang
Here are six intangible cultural heritage items in Taicang.
Swaying boat (danghuchuan in Chinese) is a folk dance which is popular in Liuhe town, Taicang. The town has abundant fishery resources and a majority of local residents make a living through fishing. The dance is created by fishermen and named as such because the boat props are always swaying during the performance. The dance has been listed as a Suzhou municipal ICH.
Dalianxiang is a traditional folk dance that can be traced back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279). It is also a Suzhou municipal ICH.
Pear syrup candy
Pear syrup candy, which is made with a dozen herbs, is a popular remedy for cough among the locals. The technique of making pear syrup candy is a Taicang ICH.
Making kites usually consists of three steps: building a symmetric framework with bamboo, pasting a piece of paper or cloth on the framework and drawing on the paper or cloth.This technique is a Taicang ICH.
Dried meat floss bone
Taicang dried meat floss bone is made with high-quality pork bones. The sweet and savory dish is a Taicang ICH.
Scissors and knives
Scissors and knives made in the Zhu Daquan workshop have a long history which can be traced back to the late Qing Dynasty (1636-1912). The craft of making scissors and knives is a Taicang ICH.