Embroidery helps lift women on grassland out of poverty



How can an embroidery needle help 2,895 households shake off poverty?

How can a thread connect 26,000 women and the heritage of Mongolian embroidery?

Here is the story about the hometown of China's Mongolian embroidery culture.

Ethnic Mongolian Bai Jingying was born into a family of embroidery masters in North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. She is adept at needlework.

Since 2016, the Mongolian embroidery industry has been listed as the pillar of poverty alleviation in Horqin Right Wing Middle Banner.

Bai soon became head of the local Mongolian embroidery group.

She has been to 173 villages and held more than 130 training classes to help local women learn embroidery skills. Bai also designed embroidery patterns by herself.

She has created 1,072 embroidery products and 7,000 pieces of patterns so far.

Mei Rong is a first-class embroiderer who benefits from the poverty alleviation project. She said embroidery makes a radical change in her life.

With the promotion of rural revitalization, ethnic intangible cultural heritages including Mongolian embroidery are inherited and passed on in Horqin Right Wing Middle Banner.

Meanwhile, villagers' household incomes have increased thanks to embroidery. For Bai and her embroidery industry, the next step is to strengthen training and expand the embroidery market.