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Woman's Embroidered Black Clothing

Museum of Ethnic Cultures, Minzu University of China

Museum of Ethnic Cultures, Minzu University of China

This is the traditional clothing of a Li woman. The top is made of indigo sackcloth without a collar or buttons, while the lappel is trimmed with beads and colored tassels. The hem of the top is trimmed with copper bells and copper coins. The tight skirt below is embroidered with multi-colored threads in geometric patterns. There is a long history of textile production among the Li, and they are well-known for the quality of their craftsmanship. Tight skirts usually can be classified into three categories: short, medium, and long. The textiles of the Li feature colored designs using white, red, yellow, green, and indigo threads. and various patterns as decoration, which are regcognized as its exquisite and dignity.

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  • Title: Woman's Embroidered Black Clothing
  • Provenance: Museum of Ethnic Cultures, Minzu University of China
  • Original Source: http://bwg.muc.edu.cn/
  • object type: Clothes
  • ethnic group: Li

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