A Hotan woman – from farmer to factory worker

Far into the western hinterland of China, the legends of civilizational crossroads were devoured by the rolling sand dunes in the Taklamakan, China’s largest desert. Countless small settlements disappeared in the ever-moving sands. The people living in this desert were like the camelthorn’s bursts of red and yellow, painting the unforgiving Taklamakan with their many colors throughout the centuries.