Brocade of Dong Nationality, Qianxinan
The brocades of Dong nationally are divided as plain brocade and colorful brocade. As their names imply, plain brocades have white background and black design while the colorful brocade is like a watercolor on which a wide range of colors and strikes are applied. The most frequently used cotton threads for the colorful brocade are red, green, yellow, purple and blue. Most of the designs are various flowers, butterflies, birds, beasts and suchlike. Dong women are born specialist in brocade, they begin to learn and make braced from a very young age.
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