Interwoven Traditions

Part of the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum there is a beautiful exhibit “Interwoven Traditions:  Chinese Minority Costume & Jewelry” .  The intricate embroidery and stunning sliver ornaments is in display by the fascinating people who created them.  The Han majority makes up 92% of the China’s population but 55 officially recognized minority ethnicity lend diversity to a nation.  The Miao People of southwest China, who are closely related to the Hmong of Southeast Asia, craft fantastic garments and elaborate jewelry.   The Miao and many other Chinese minorities historically lacked a written language, so their myths, histories and cultures often would be woven into their traditional costumes.  The fine embroideries are showcase from the Dong, Shui, Yi, Li, Gejia/Hakka, Han and Thai/Dai minorities.

So the next time you stop by the San Diego – Chinese Historical Museum check out the lovely Chinese Minority Costume and Jewelry Exhibit.

Check out list of pictures from the Chinese Minority Costume and Jewelry – San Diego – Chinese Historical Museum

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