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  • "Cape with seven stars"

    Since modern times, men's clothes of the Naxis in Lijiang are basically the same as Hans' nearby. Generally speaking, young men and men between thirty and fifty in countryside wear clothes with a line of cloth buttons down the front to go to work in the fields.

  • Dulong Blanket: both Clothes and Quilt

    Before the founding of the PRC, the dress of Dulong people was very simple. They were wrapped, both men and women, in Dulong blankets, which is woven with flax, about 1 metre wide and 2 metres long.

  • Chopper Cloth and Sharp-topped Hat

    The Jino women are experts in spinning and weaving. When you walk into a Jino village, in front of it, near the border or on the path in the field, you will see that all the Jino women are twisting threads with spindles.

  • Clothing in Black

    Lahu ethnic minority is descended from a branch of "the ancient Qiang (a people hunting in Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan in ancient times) people," who came down southward into Lancang River region.

  • Red Lines Embroidered on Trousers Legs & Seal Patterns on Garments' Back

    White Trouser Yao, who live in Nandan County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, is a special branch in the Yao nationality.

  • Cockscomb hat and pleated skirt

    Yi women often wear scarf, wrap cloth or wear hat. They wear clothes with wide front and long pleated skirt reaching the ground.

  • Hero knot and trousers with wide leg

    The basic style of the Yi men's clothes is wrapping long cloth on head, wearing close-fitting garment with wide front, covering a wool cloak "Ca'erwa" or felt cloak out of the garment and wearing long trousers. This kind of dress has very distinctive national characters.

  • Chinese Shui Nationality: Language, Clothes, Religion, Crafts, Festivals

    Men's clothes have no obvious difference with Hans' living around them since the 1940's, and women's clothes and adornments have kept distinctive national features till now.

  • The elegant pleated skirts

    The Miaos have tubular skirts, girdle skirts, pleated skirts and many other kinds of skirts, and pleated skirt is the most characteristic one in them.

  • Women with bright-colored clothes and silver adornments surpass fairies

    The Miao Nationality has a large population and is distributed widely, so their clothes and adornments are regionally distinctive. According only to obvious distinction, it can be divided into five types including 480 kinds: the Southeastern Guizhou style, the Mid-southern Guizhou style, the Sichuan-Guizhou style, the Western Hunan style and the Hainan style.

  • A nationality with bright-colored clothes, silver adornments and reed pipe

    The Miao nationality is one of the minority nationalities in China. It has over 7,300,000 people. They are scattered widely over Guizhou, Yunnan, Guangxi, Sichuan, Hainan and Hubei.

  • Wearing White

    The Bai people hold white color in high esteem and most of them prefer to wear white clothes. However, due to different geographical environments, economical conditions and influences of neighboring nationalities, their costume features vary from area to area while having some similarities.

  • Splendid Zhuang Brocade

    Textile in the Zhuang Nationality has a long history. As early as in the Han Dynasty, they could weave Dongbu Cloth, "The thin bring coolness in summer while the thick create warmth in winter". In the Tang Dynasty, Jiaobu Cloth, Zhuzibu Cloth, Jibeibu Cloth, Banbu Cloth and Sibu Cloth all became the court tributes.

  • Silver Ornaments for Beautiful Girls

    Dong girls love wearing silver ornaments, and think that the more they wear, the more beautiful and nobler. The weight of the ornaments a girl wears ranges from several ounces to a few kilograms. There is a popular folk song in the Dong villages:

  • Chinese Tibetan Nationality: Language, Clothes, Religion, Crafts, Festivals

    Tibetans have lived in snowy plateau for generations. The style and characters of their clothes culture are decided by special geographical environment, climate conditions and mode of production of plateau animal husbandry and farming.

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