Friday, February 14, 2014

China, Yun-Gui Plateau: Yi nation women

Yi women change their headdresses several times throughout their lives, in part to reveal their age and status. In Yunnan, single girls can be defined from their colorful, cockscomb-shaped hat bordered with large amount of silver ornaments; married Yi women wear lotus-leaf-shaped ones. In the past, Yi girls who are below 15 had to comb their hair as one single braid. After girls are over 15, they held a ceremony to announce themselves officially to be an adult. One of the customs is to change their single braid into two, wear the colorful embroidered head cloth and twinkling silver eardrops.

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