Shukun Duan, the founder of Bai Ethnic Group Tie-dye Museum
The young generation need to know their ‘root’, the history, the culture which bring them to today.
When I was having this interview with Shukun, I was impressed by his passion of zha-ran, the Chinese tie-dye technique.
As the first national Zha-ran textile museum, Puzhen Museum is not only a place to preserve all Chinese tie-dye traditions, but an important platform to attract more people come to know about zha-ran.
So my intervention idea is can we use the museum as a place to hold workshops for young talents who wants to learn about Chinese tie-dye?
During the conversation with Shukun, he told me that there is around 50,000 to 60,000 young people come to visit the museum each year and there is around 10,000 among them are willing to learn how to make zha-ran.
And during the lock-down, the museum had to shut down without any choices. So I was proposing to make some videos online to show the museum.
Shukun said, he believes young generation has to come to really try to make tie-dye with them and they could understand how amazing of zha-ran textile.