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The homeland of peacocks

In the west of Yunnan Province China, there is a beautiful piece of land, which is named Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture.

  • The Husa Knife

    Pubdate:2017-10-06

      The Husa Knife is also known as A’chang Knife since it is produced in Husa, a place mainly inhabited ...

  • Cucurbit flute, a traditional musical instrument of the Dai ethnic group

    Pubdate:2017-10-03

      As one of reed musical instruments, cucurbit flute is especially popular among the Dai people in Dehong. The...

  • Handmade Dai brocade of Dehong

    Pubdate:2017-10-03

      As one of the most popular folk handicrafts, Dai brocade features distinctive local and ethnic characteristics....

  • The art of paper-cutting of Dai ethnic group

    Pubdate:2017-10-03

      As one of the most popular handicrafts, paper cut can be seen in many parts of China During the Spring Fe

  • Dai Opera On Stage in Muse City, Myanmar

    Pubdate:2015-01-31

      On January 29, an ethnic opera of Dai nationalityHai Hantook the stage in Nongmo Village, Muse City The sho

  • Playing Green Dragon and White Elephant

    Pubdate:2009-05-29

    Achangs generally believe in Hinayana, a branch of Buddhism They have a lot of festivals, most of which are related with Buddhism, like: Water-splashing Festival, New Year (or Spring Festival), the Jinwa (Buddha going into a temple)

  • On the Marriage Culture of the Jingpo Nationality

    Pubdate:2009-05-30

    (By Shiruiof Yunnan Institute of the Nationalities) The Jingpos live in the border areas of several countries, who are called the Kachins in Myanmar and the Xinfus in Assam of India

  • Dai Nationality

    Pubdate:2009-05-30

    The Dai ethnic minority, which numbers 1,158,989, is distributed throughout the Dehong Dai-Jingpo Autonomous Region and Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Region in the southern part of Yunnan Province

  • Deang Nationality

    Pubdate:2009-05-30

    Deang ethnic minority is also called Deang Most of Deang people dwell in Zhenkang County in Lincang area and mingle into other minorities Portrait Costume You can recognize a Deang woman from her special beautiful waist-hoops

  • Girdles around the Waist

    Pubdate:2009-05-30

    The clothing of the De ang people has its own distinctive features Men usually wear indigo or black robes buttoned on the right together with short broad trousers

  • Thatched Houses with a Peculiar Flavor

    Pubdate:2009-05-30

    Like most people in the southern regions, the De angs live in bamboo houses with railings

  • Jingpo Nationality

    Pubdate:2009-05-30

    Deep place can be getting shallow someday; and sloping field can be getting flat one day Spring forward, but recede instead A fine mule kicks a kick to be a kick and a good man keeps his credit

  • Singing and Dancing to Mourn the Dead

    Pubdate:2009-05-30

    When a shooting is heard in the village, people know someone has just passed away, and they can tell from the sound the gender of the dead (odd for a woman and even for a man)

  • Free Courting and Adventurous Wedding Ceremonies

    Pubdate:2009-05-30

    Until early 1950s, Jingpo young unmarried people all take part in "Gantuozong " (Zaiwa dialect), which is called "Chuanguniang " in Chinese, meaning looking for a girl

  • Lisu Marriage

    Pubdate:2009-05-30

    Lisu people cannot marry their relatives Choosing the match In the evening Lisu women will cook the rice, and the following morning the men will come to help, and spend time teasing each other