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Miao Ethnic Minority Festival Costumes

Miao festival clothes are appealing not only because of their unique styles and craftsmanship, but also because they reveal the rich Miao culture and its long history. Making a set of traditional Miao clothes can take a Miao woman 1-2 years. Without written script, Miao people have used their costumes to record their history. Different patterns and designs on the clothes retain rich meaning and refer to legendary stories about such things as their origins, wars, and religious beliefs.