Attire and Adornment of Jingpo (Zaiwa) Women in Longchuan, Yunnan

Yunnan Provincial Museum

Yunnan Provincial Museum

The Jingpo women love to wear black blouses with a vertical placket, paired with barrel skirts in red and black, which hang to their shin wraps. When grand occasions come, they would attach many silver plates to the front, back and shoulders of their blouses, and adorn themselves with silver earrings longer than fingers, one or two pairs of silver bracelets with carved motifs, and seven silver neck rings, a silver chain or a string of silver bells. The more accessories a Jingpo woman wears on a grand occasion, she would be thought of more able and wealthier. Some Jingpo women would choose to wear vine circles covered with red and black paint around the waist. And the more vine circles a woman wears, the more beautiful she would be considered.

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  • Title: Attire and Adornment of Jingpo (Zaiwa) Women in Longchuan, Yunnan
  • Location: In storage,Yunnan Provincial Museum
  • Location Created: Yunnan,China
  • Type: costume


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