Research on Daily Costume of Women from China’s Shui Nationality of Sandu in Guizhou Province

  •  Chenqu Ma    
  •  Xiangyang Bian    
  •  Shiman Li    


Through a great number of fieldwork, this article did a detailed investigation and analysis on the current situation of women’s daily ethnic costumes from the China’s Shui nationality in Shui autonomous county of Sandu in Guizhou Province. Differed from the former researches on the classification of women’s dress from Shui nationality, this article divided the existing women daily dress into three types according to the current situation. Influenced by the geography and surrounding culture, costume of Shui Minority has formed regional characteristics. According to the different location, this article divides the women's ethnic costumes, which are still used as daily wear, into three types: the Central style,the Eastern style and the Southern style. By comparative analysis among the 3 different dressing ways, the paper deeply analyzed the distinguishes of different types of women’s daily ethnic costumes from Shui nationality, and discussed the reasons why differences exist.

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