LangDe Miao

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LangDe Miao

In the Southern Chinese province of Guiyang there is a small number of exceptionally remote and traditional villages of the Miao people. The first one Jimmy visited was the Miao LangDe.

Despite China’s extraordinary advances in the modern age, the authorities have begun to realise the cultural importance and potential value of the Miao heritage.

Langde Shang Miao Village, Kaili, Qiandongnan, Guizhou
LangDe MiaoGo to tribe
Artprint available

- Jimmy Nelson

Langde Shang Miao Village, Kaili, Qiandongnan, Guizhou

In the Southern Chinese province of Guiyang there is a small number of exceptionally remote and traditional villages of the Miao tribe.
Despite China’s extraordinary advances in the modern age, the authorities have begun to realize the cultural importance and potential value of this heritage.

Langde Shang Miao Village, Kaili, Qiandongnan, Guizhou
LangDe MiaoGo to tribe
Artprint available

- Jimmy Nelson

Langde Shang Miao Village, Kaili, Qiandongnan, Guizhou

Miao wear the most complicated and finely worked silver headdresses and ornament. A full set can weigh up to fifteen kilograms. It's long been the custom for them to decorate themselves from head to toe, with silver. The silver ornaments are a symbol of wealth. The headdress, which by tradition, is decorated with phoenixes. In fact, the patterns on her headdress range from ancient totems to historical legends.

Langde Shang Miao Village, Kaili, Qiandongnan, Guizhou
LangDe MiaoGo to tribe
Artprint available

- Jimmy Nelson

Langde Shang Miao Village, Kaili, Qiandongnan, Guizhou

Miao wear the most complicated and finely worked silver headdresses and ornament. A full set can weigh up to fifteen kilograms. It's long been the custom for them to decorate themselves from head to toe, with silver. The silver ornaments are a symbol of wealth. The headdress, which by tradition, is decorated with phoenixes. In fact, the patterns on her headdress range from ancient totems to historical legends.