The Essential
With their low-waisted, 18cm-long skirts, the Miao of Kongshen invented the mini-skirt. It is a highly sophisticated skirt, made from layers of folded and starched material to create a sort of indigo-coloured Miao tutu. The costume is completed with an embroidered tunic, a pointed hat and elaborate pieces of silver jewellery which fall over the chest. Small ceremonies are occasionally organised, during which you can admire the rare and original jewellery.