An exhibition featuring gold and silver wares, jade ware and weapons unearthed from tombs of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC- 220AD) launched in Changsha in Hunan province on Ma 18.
A woman of Dong ethnic group makes cotton yarns used for weaving traditional Dong cloth in Lexiang Village of Rongjiang county, Southwest China's Guizhou province, Dec 19, 2015.
Natural indigo-dye has a long history in China,and indigo-dyed cloth had been used as amain material for clothes for at least 1,000 years.
Visitors view items on display at a Tibetan gold silverware exhibition at the Tibet Museum in Lhasa, capital of Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, Sept 28, 2015.
Su Tao and Long Mei is a couple of Yi nationality. They have their own ethnic apparel business at an innovation park in Guizhou.
In China, there are many established practices concerning shoes, many of which have become standard life etiquette.
Chinese-style embroidered shoes are a perfect combination of the shoe culture and the art of embroidery.
The Manchu ethnic minority is mostly distributed in Northeast China's Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning Provinces, especially in Liaoning Province. The Manchu have their own language and letters. They are fond of singing and dancing from of old, and their ancient songs and dances mostly evolved from activities of hunting and battle.
Cap was invented long ago in China. For example, in Chinese idioms, there are "Yi Guan Chu Chu" (neatly dressed both in clothes and in cap), and "Guan Mian Tang Huang(elegant and stately in dressing)", and so on. The "Guan" and "Mian" here refer to cap.
Costume of the Hui ethnic minority distinguishes itself from others chiefly by the head part. In areas inhabited by the Hui people, men usually wear a round brimless white cap.
Chang Pao was men's common wear, lower than the knees and with a round collar band. It was a long gown featured collarless, narrow horseshoe-shaped sleeves, buttons down the left front, four slits and a fitting waist. The slits could enhance men's freedom of mobility while they were riding the horse. Men wore thin Chang Pao made of cotton cloth in the summer, and warm cotton Chang Pao or fur-lined robe in the winter.
Different from the previous dynastied, official hats of the Qing were closely connected with the wearers' official ranks.