Chinese cloth collage is one kind of folk handicraft. The collage works is revealed that humankind admires beauty and abundant imagination. The material of collage is easy to obtain, maybe some materials is just trash in some eyes. After quick-witted & nimble fingered artisans` processing, turned into pieces of elaborate handicraft ware. During the run in the family, the art of cloth collage is getting better day by day. The art of collage presents a fascinating charm to people.The cloth collage is also called cloth stacking picture, or appliqu¨¦ handicraft. The cloth collage is an artistic composition using various colors cloth-piece assembled. Yanchuan county is one of cradleland of Chinese folk cloth collage. Yanchuan is located in central area of Loess Plateau, near the yellow shore. The folk art of Yanchuan is full of unique charm. The local paper-cutting, embroidery and mural are also full of rich national characteristic. The cloth collage is rooted in these traditional folk craftsmanship. The cloth collage using various color cloth piece, according the designed patterns to paste, embossed, appliqu¨¦ or sewing techniques to finish the collage.
Yanchuan cloth collage` s patterns includes the legend, figurines in theater, folklore scene, animals, flowers and diverse propitious designs. The color tone is base on the subject matter. All of Yanchuan cloth collages are full of rich characteristic. Yanchuan cloth collage is revealed of local peoples` common psychological feeling and to the happy life pursue. The clever and deft Yanchuan people using the colorful cloth piece to process pieces of beautiful collages. It is refracted that local peoples` inherent nationality social history.
The cloth collage art is closed to local peoples` life. Some women also used this craftsmanship to make tiger shaped pillow, decorated on the children` clothing and foot wears. By the way, they processed into some good lucky patterns, like double fish, lotus for newly married couples` pillow case and bed spread or bed cover.