This is the old Miao minority embroidery robe. It is very old and beautiful. Most of the minority people they don't have their own characters, so they will use the patten on the cloth to record the history. About ten thousand years ago, minority people they live near yellow river, during the war, they fall, so they move to the south, than they arrive the place they live now! That's why most of minority they live in south part of China. When they move here, they have no time to grow food to eat, so fish is their main food to eat. And in chinese fish share the same pronuciation with each year we have something left for the next year.
For minority people, butterfly is their morther, they said about 7000 years ago, butterfly has 12 eggs, one of the eggs became the first minority people: Chiyou. He has two big horns, so that why minority people they wornship the oxe. This embroidry come from one branch of Miao minority. One piece like that one girl has to use more than 20 years to do that.
Minority people they use nature herbs to try to get different colour, so you can imagin maybe one colour the lady she use all her life try to do that. That's why One piece hte coliur is so perfect.