Clothing and Ornaments


  • Techniques of Chinese Ethnic Costume
     Some techniques of Chinese ethnic minorities such as embroidery and batik are much developed, and are widely used in making clothing adornments. This is another feature of their costumes.Embroidery is a technique generally favored by all ethnic groups,...
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  • Types of Chinese Ethnic Costume
     There are numerous clothing designs and forms in Chinese ethnic minorities. Generally speaking, they can be classified into two types: long gowns and short clothes. People usually wear a hat and boots to match long gowns, and headcloth and shoes to...
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  • Materials of Chinese Ethnic Costume
     Every aspect of their garments, such as raw materials, textile technology, fashion and decoration, retains a distinct characteristic of the ethnic group and the locality. The Hezhen ethnic minority people, who mainly make a living on fishing, used to...
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  • Top 10 Miao Dresses and Adornments
    The Most Gorgeous Miao DressWoman’s dresses from Shidong of Taijiang are the most gorgeous Miao dresses because of their intricate embroideries and silver adornments. Known as embroidered dresses, Miao dresses from Shidong have beautiful patterns on the...
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  • Three Strands of the Tibetan Clothing Tradition
    Diverse natural conditions on the vast Tibetan Plateau have produced a clothing culture that goes back over millennia. There are three main types of garment – that worn by herdsmen, farmers and aristocrats -- which define occupation and social...
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  • Miao Wedding Finery
    The fine embroidery and intricate silver ornamentation of Miao ethnic minority wedding costumes impress many of the domestic and overseas visitors to Miao villages.The Miao people invest their assets in silver jewelry, in the form of the ornately carved...
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  • Dong Embroidered Wedding Gowns and Precious Silver
    Precious SilverThe Dong ethnic minority regards silver as the most precious of metals, and out of which the most dazzling jewelry is made. Families begin amassing silver jewelry, comprising corollas, hairpins, combs, chaplets, necklaces, bracelets, rings...
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  • Opulent Tibetan Wedding Finery
    As wearing gold and precious stones is considered auspicious for Tibetan brides, jewelry is a main aspect of the Tibetan wedding trousseau. The groom presents his bride with her wedding gowns and jewelry, including bracelets, rings, the bazhu headdress...
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  • Yao Women Preserve Long Hair Tradition
    Two women comb their hair at the Huangluo Village of the Yao ethnic group in Guilin, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. [IMAGINECHINA / CATERS NEWS]Women from the Huangluo Village of the Yao ethnic group in Guilin, southwest China's...
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  • Colourful Yi Headgear
    Yi people have a tradition of wearing colorful headgear, which is part of  their unique  culture. Yi people have many  sayings about the tradition, such as "Birds are pretty because of their features, and people are pretty because of ...
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