In pics: drum-making helps poverty-relief in SW Yunnan
Pictures taken by a Xinhua reporter show Yan En makes the Va elephant-foot drum on May 18. Yan is the inheritor to the Va-craft in Yinglixia village, southwest Yunnan’s Ximeng Va Autonomous County.
Yan En has worked on the Va drum-making for 16 years, during which he taught the craft to the disabled and veterans. Now the Va drums are sold to Thailand and others, and Yan contributed to local poverty-relief.
Source: Xinhua; trans-editing by Li Yushuangyue and Wang Shixue