Longhorn Miao

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Longhorn Miao

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

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

Longhorn, Suo Jia, Liuzhi, Liupanshui, Guizhou
Longhorn MiaoGo to tribe
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- Jimmy Nelson

Longhorn, Suo Jia, Liuzhi, Liupanshui, Guizhou

Longhorn, Suo Jia, Liuzhi, Liupanshui, Guizhou
Longhorn MiaoGo to tribe
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- Jimmy Nelson

Longhorn, Suo Jia, Liuzhi, Liupanshui, Guizhou

Last but not least: the Longhorn people of whom the ladies wear extraordinary headpieces made of wool. Traditionally the pieces were made of the hair of their ancestors, to remember them and keep them close.

Longhorn, Suo Jia, Liuzhi, Liupanshui, Guizhou
Longhorn MiaoGo to tribe
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Longhorn, Suo Jia, Liuzhi, Liupanshui, Guizhou

These headdresses are first fixed to the women’s real hair, then a highly structured decorative bun of linen, wool and ancestral hair are wrapped in a figure eight around the horn. The hair is then secured to the horn by a geometric white ribbon. This headdress, together with the native costumes, composes the standard attire for festival season.

Longhorn, Suo Jia, Liuzhi, Liupanshui, Guizhou
Longhorn MiaoGo to tribe
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- Jimmy Nelson

Longhorn, Suo Jia, Liuzhi, Liupanshui, Guizhou

Longhorn, Suo Jia, Liuzhi, Liupanshui, Guizhou
Longhorn MiaoGo to tribe
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- Jimmy Nelson

Longhorn, Suo Jia, Liuzhi, Liupanshui, Guizhou