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The Unique Costumes of the 56 Ethnic Groups of China
May 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
China has been a united multi-ethnic nation since ancient times. The costumes exhibit shows the exact replica of clothes worn hundreds and even thousands of years ago by 56 ethnic groups, and still worn today on special occasions. Meticulously crafted and made from silk, fine linens and other high-quality materials, these costumes are accompanied by accessories such as shoes, head pieces and scarves.
Each costume represents the culture and ancient traditions of its own ethnic group. For example, the Tibetan costume features colorful ornaments, added to identify the success and affluence of the wearer. The headdresses of the Miao (Hmong) and Bai cultures include elaborate decorations which offer good wishes to all, and emphasize the significance of various spirits, animals and other features of nature.
This exhibit extends stay in City College of San Francisco till May 15th, 2019.