Hani Aini women in Xishuangbanna, in Chian’s Yunnan province. Picture: Li Guiyun / Thames & Hudson
Hani Aini women in Xishuangbanna, in Chian’s Yunnan province. Picture: Li Guiyun / Thames & Hudson

Ethnic minorities in China’s rich clothing and adornment traditions come alive in new book

  • ‘China Adorned: Ritual and Custom of Ancient Cultures’ boasts almost 700 images that document and demystify the customs of more than 30 minority peoples
  • In Yunnan province, Hani Aini young men impress female suitors with rare scarab beetles which, if the woman is keen, she will string into her headdress

Hani Aini women in Xishuangbanna, in Chian’s Yunnan province. Picture: Li Guiyun / Thames & Hudson
Hani Aini women in Xishuangbanna, in Chian’s Yunnan province. Picture: Li Guiyun / Thames & Hudson
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