Han Chinese students learn how to make clothes from fish skin at You Wenfeng’s studio in Tongjiang. Photo: Reuters

How sharing fish-skin clothing traditions of China’s ‘mermaid’ Hezhen people may keep them alive

  • You Wenfeng, who belongs to an ethnic group of 5,000 people, is giving Han Chinese students an education in folklore and the craft she learned from her mother
  • More than 50 fish skins and weeks of patience and skill are needed in making a top and trousers
Topic |   China Society
Han Chinese students learn how to make clothes from fish skin at You Wenfeng’s studio in Tongjiang. Photo: Reuters
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