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(Zuo Qi is a mainly Black Miao village located in Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county about 3km from Zhenfeng itself in Guizhou province, south west China.)

These photos were taken on a visit to Zuo Qi village in October 2000.  Although the village is mainly Black Miao, Bouyei also farm the land around and we saw some in the village. The Black Miao have migrated from the Kaili region in the south east of Guizhou.  At the time of our visit it was the height of the rice harvest with most of the population working in the fields or the men away working elsewhere.  A small group of young girls and one or two older women were dressed in their festival clothes to greet us, clapping small stools and then danced for us.  Afterwards sticky rice was prepared mainly by some young men and shared with us and the Black Miao.  We were then taken up to the main village and had a demonstration of weaving complex woven plain cloth for the women's aprons and embroidery.  Afterwards we were able to buy some of their beautiful fine textiles.  

all text & images Pamela A Cross

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Jpeg 29K Countryside near Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010p10.jpg

Jpeg 22K Countryside and bullock near Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010p14.jpg

Jpeg 26K Two middle aged Black Miao women showing their pierced ears and heavy ear rings (which the young girls now wear on braid to avoid the large holes in distorted ear lobes) - Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010p24.jpg

Jpeg 39K Young Black Miao girls dancing.  Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010p22.jpg

Jpeg 33K Young Black Miao girls dressed in their festival finery welcoming us by clapping small stools together. Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010p16.jpg

Jpeg 45K Young Black Miao girls dressed in their festival finery dancing. Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010p25.jpg

Jpeg 38K Young Black Miao men kneading the sticky rice served at festivals - Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010p32.jpg

Jpeg 41K Black Miao women kneading stick rice served for festivals.  Note the young women with their heavy earings held by braid and the older women wearing them in pierced earlobes.  The gentian violet dyed back apron and the small insets of gentian dyed silk satin around the embroidered back panel of the jacket are clearly visible.  Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010q04.jpg

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Jpeg 34K Black Miao woman - the wife of the village head man, Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010p31.jpg

Jpeg 38K Black Miao woman, Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010p20.jpg

38K Black Miao young woman wearing her festival finery, Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010p35.jpg

Jpeg 38K Back view of Black Miao woman wearing her festival finery kneading festival sticky rice, Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010q05.jpg

Jpeg 38K Close up of an embroidered sleeve of a Black Miao woman's jacket, Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010p33.jpg

Jpeg 40K Back view of a Black Miao woman's festival headdress,  Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010p30.jpg

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Jpeg 53K Back view of mother and child showing their embroidered headdresses and the beautifully embroidered back panel of the mother's jack - Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010q26.jpg

Jpeg 31K Black Miao women eating festival sticky rice, Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010q10.jpg

Jpeg 45K Black Miao baby showing hat adorned with white metal budhas in an embroidered baby carrier lined with hand woven cloth, Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010q33.jpg

Jpeg 35K Black Miao young women with baby all in their festival finery, Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010q22.jpg

Jpeg 49K Black Miao woman carrying a baby through the harvested rice field, Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010q13.jpg

Jpeg 31K Black Miao woman minding two babies with one in a beautifully embroidered baby carrier, Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010q07.jpg

Jpeg 26K Middle aged Black Miao in her working everyday clothes, Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010q12.jpg

Jpeg 28K Old man - note his traditional sandals - in Black Miao village, Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010q20.jpg

Jpeg 27K Fascination across the generations - Black Miao - Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010q32.jpg

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Jpeg 25K Black Miao women, Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010r03.jpg

Jpeg 33K Back view of Black Miao woman, Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010r04.jpg

Jpeg 22K Back view of Black Miao woman, Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010r11.jpg

Jpeg 36K Black Miao girl in her festival finery demonstrating her embroidery on a baby carrier piece - Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010q34.jpg

Jpeg 27K Black Miao loom for weaving apron and baby carrier pieces - Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010r10.jpg

Jpeg 36K Black Miao girl working on the border which goes on the bottom of a woman's skirt - Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010q36.jpg

Jpeg 13K Scenery leaving Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010r17.jpg

Jpeg 16K Scenery leaving Zuo Qi village, Min Gu township, Zhenfeng county, Guizhou province 0010r18.jpg
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