Attire of Bulang Women in Menghai, Yunnan

Yunnan Provincial Museum

Yunnan Provincial Museum

People of the Bulang ethnic minority group knew how to knit, weave and dye in as early as the Tang and Song dynasties (618-1279 AD). Since the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1912 AD), both men and women of the Bulang group have been wearing chignons. The Bulang women would usually put on a colorful short blouse to go with a long black skirt, with their shins surrounded by multiple vine circles. They also love to wear bamboo hats, and adorn themselves with big ring-shaped earrings in silver or copper, copper bracelets, blue or green bead string necklaces hanging to the navel and embellished with colorful mineral beads and shells.

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  • Title: Attire of Bulang Women in Menghai, Yunnan
  • Location: In storage,Yunnan Provincial Museum
  • Location Created: Yunnan,China
  • Type: costume


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