Silk ball of Guangxi

Last updated by Snowman at 2014/5/3

One of the featured souvenirs in Guangxi is the silk ball made with colored cloth or silk cloth. It is a ball at the size of a fist, which is embroidered with colorful flowers and birds and attached with some colored bells. In the old time, it was just a ball played in some kind of entertainment or sport. But now it has been developed into a gift given to lover and spread popularly, and the silk ball of Zhuang minority in Guangxi is embedded with their national characteristic. Its surface is formed by connecting 12 clothes in the shapes of petals symbolizing 12 months which mean forever happiness and being together. It is said that the famous Zhuang's singer, Liu Sanjie, tossed the silk ball to her lover, A-niu as a love-promise under a big banyan tree.

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