In the Southern Chinese province of Guizhou, there is a small number of exceptionally remote and traditional villages of the Miao people. The third one Jimmy visited was the Miao BiaSha. Despite China’s extraordinary advances in the modern age, the authorities have begun to realize the cultural importance and potential value of this heritage.
Nestled between the green, bamboo-clad hilltops live the Miao people.
The hair of Biasha Miao boys is not cut until they are around 16 years old, when their heads are shaved during a rite of passage ceremony. A sickle is used to remove all the hair except an area around the crown. When this is complete, the boy becomes a man.