Qingman Miao Village
Last updated by david at 2014/5/1
One of the biggest characteristics here is that a guest who visits a household at will may have witnessed the entire process of traditional Miao clothes-making. The main traditional clothing material is the homemade cloth span, woven, and dyed all by the Miaos. The widespread local song "Cotton Song" states the entire process of looking for the cotton seed, seed selection, land reclamation, sowing, harvesting cotton, getting rid of seed, bowing cotton, spinning, reeling thread, dyeing, and sewing. In each household you can see dye vats used for dying cotton material. This kind of dye vat is made of the cedar plank, approximately 2 and half feet high, one meter in diameter. The dye vat must be raised because it takes about one month to finish dying a bolt of cloth by indigo dying water and this process is called "raising vat".
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How to Get There?
Qingman Miao Stronghold is about 5 km. away from Zhouxi Town, and you can take a motorized tricycle in Zhouxi Town, 3 yuan per person. Also you can take a bus that is toward the direction of Nangao or Dan Stronghold to Qingman.
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