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Tibetan gold silverware on display in Lhasa

2015-09-29 11:22:53

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.

Yi couple find success with ethnic clothing line

2015-08-26 10:22:43

Su Tao and Long Mei is a couple of Yi nationality. They have their own ethnic apparel business at an innovation park in Guizhou.

Life Etiquette and Shoes

2014-12-11 15:08:56

In China, there are many established practices concerning shoes, many of which have become standard life etiquette.

Embroidered Shoes: Making a Comeback

2014-12-11 15:08:56

Chinese-style embroidered shoes are a perfect combination of the shoe culture and the art of embroidery.

Manchu Shoes and Chromatic Plumes on the Head

2014-12-11 15:08:56

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.

Evolution of Caps in China

2014-12-11 15:08:56

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.

Little White Cap and Gaitou of Huis

2014-12-11 15:08:56

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.

Qing Style

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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.

Official Hats of the Qing Dynasty

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Different from the previous dynastied, official hats of the Qing were closely connected with the wearers' official ranks.

Chinese Cheongsam

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The cheongsam is evolved from a kind of ancient clothing of Manchu ethnic minority.

Kirgiz

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Kirgiz men usually wear a blue or black sleeveless long gown made of sheepskin or cotton cloth over a white round-collared shirt with embroidered laces. Some wear a collarless long gown made of camel-hair and laced with black cloth around the cuffs. They hang a small knife or flint on their leather belts, and often put on leather trousers and boots. They look very brave in their costumes.

Jino

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Jino women usually wear collarless jackets buttoned down the front, with the upper sleeves made of black or white cloth while the lower part of cloth in seven colors such as red, blue, yellow and white. Besides, they wear short skirts hemmed with red lace.

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