BEIJING, April 21 (Xinhua) -- An exhibition featuring the Guarani art of Uruguay is being displayed from April 20 to May 5 at the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
The exhibition "Uruguay in Guarani" co-sponsored by NAMOC, the Museum of pre-Columbian and Indigenous Art, and the Embassy of Uruguay in China, focuses on Guarani art in Uruguay since the 17th century.
The Guarani were the main indigenous people of South America before Spain and Portugal established colonial rule there in the 15th century, and are still a major part of the population of Uruguay today. They are also the only ethnic group in Uruguayan territory that retains indigenous customs.
The exhibition displays 158 pieces of handicraft in art forms such as engraving, weaving, knitting, printing and dyeing. The contemporary folk art of Uruguay, including daily necessities, clothing and accessories, are also on display.
"The exhibition gives Chinese viewers a feast for the eyes, showing the lifestyle and the spiritual world of the Uruguayans in the past four centuries," said Wu Weishan, head of the NAMOC.
Wu said the exhibition also offers a new vision and channel for people of the two countries to enhance mutual understanding and friendship.