Huanggang wickerwork can date back over 500 years. It is said that Liu Qi, a deputy of General Yue Fei in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), once asked people to weave baskets and order soldiers to build a terrace in Huanggang county to celebrate the victory against General Jin Wuzhu of the Great Jin.
At major festivals, the locals would weave dragon-and-phoenix shaped wickerwork and dance to pray for good fortune.
The weaving process is complex, requiring fine, unique and original workmanship. Take traditional wicker vases as an example, no complex tool is needed in the weaving of the bottleneck and the mouth of the bottom. However, the vases are tightly woven into a round body. The stunningly fine details make them classics among traditional wickerwork. The craftsmanship passed down from generation to generation is exquisite and extremely valuable. Coloring and dyeing would make the wickerwork more simple and elegant, and add its artistic value.
As a kind of natural and featured products, the wickerwork is strong, durable, simple, elegant, and pollution-free. It is increasingly favored by people home and abroad.