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Yao ethnic fashion stuns crowds

08-15-2011 08:51 BJT

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The Yao ethnic minority is scattered across many provinces in China, but Hunan Province is one of the main areas in which the Yao people live.

Now, some of the Yao people have held a fashion show, where ethnic fashion elements stunned the spectators.

32 gorgeous girls from 4 different branches of the Yao ethnic minority came to show off their fashion garments. And each branch has its own special features.

The Jianghua Yao people love Sapphire and indigo colors; Chenzhou Yao people prefer black or dark blue, adding some embroidered flowers or pearls. Huaihua Yao's are famous for their embroidery, while the Longhui Yao's have earned a reputation for exquisite cross-stitching.

One of the most eye-catching designs is a cross-stitched garment from Longhui Yao. All the patterns are sewn by hand following the designer's intuition. As a result, it is the most difficult Yao ethnic finery to produce, and it takes up to 6 months to make one tube-shaped skirt.

The Yao ethnic minority is scattered across many provinces in China,
but Hunan Province is one of the main areas in which the Yao people

More spectacular pieces are found in the Yao people's hair. A Phoenix coronet has three layers, all decorated with silver birds and colorful caddice balls.

Differences between ethnic cultures give variety to the fashion world. The Yao clothing is a reflection of China's multi-culturalism, where 30 of Yao ethnic branches and 60 of its sub-branches, means 60 different styles of raiment.




Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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