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Bai Minority Group Hats from Yunnan Province, China

Bai women are excellent embroiderers and proudly wear their traditional clothing. A baby girl wears colorful clothes made by her mother and grandmother including a fishtail-shaped cap, or a phoenix-head or lion-head cap.

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The Bai people say, "A horse needs a saddle to look good; people need beautiful clothes." (from Daughters of Mount Changshan and Erhai Lake, The Bais, by Yang Guocai)

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Melanesian art TOC | Map of art areas of Melanesia
Papua New Guinea: Highlands: body art - Bundi tapa - jewelry/dancers | Karawari and Blackwater Rivers: masks - carvings - map | Massim: artifacts- Trobriand Kula - map | Kula canoe | New Britain: Baining - Sulka - Tolai dukduk | New Ireland: Malagan | Ramu River: masks - carvings - map | Sepik River: masks - carvings - villages - map | Papuan Gulf: masks - carvings - map - Gogodala - Kukukuku
other areas: Asmat | Solomon Islands: crafts - jewelry - map
art and craft:
barkcloth (tapa) | body art | cane and fiber figures | canoes and prows | jewelry/dancers | masks - Middle Sepik | phallocrypts | pottery - Chambri | shields | story boards | suspension hooks | weapons | yam masks - fiber | yam masks - wood

Indonesian art TOC | Dyak baby carriers and masks | furniture | Java folk art | Lombok baskets | Lombok lontar boxes | masks from Bali and Java | puppets

China-Bai textiles TOC | baby carriers | baby hats | woodblock prints

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