Yan Zhang is China's outstanding Li Textile artist. Yan visited Hainan island in 1995, out of love for the ancient Li textile art for more than twenty years. She visited the five major dialect areas of the Li ethnic group: Qi, Sai, Ha, Run and Meifu dialect areas, and traveled deep into Wuzhi mountain, Limu mountain, Qixianling, Dongfang areas, to learn the ancient Li textile skills from the Li people. Proficient in more than 20 kinds of Li textile weaving techniques and design, Yan Zhang has become a master of Li textile and strives to preserve this ancient and precious world-class intangible cultural heritage.
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