The only bags available for carrying items in Dulong are baskets made from bamboos. There is no trace of plastic bags in the area. The bamboo stem is split into strips of equal size using a machete and weaved to make a basket. Dulong people are the earliest residents of the Dulong River area, and they have a green lifestyle and use biodegradable traditional handicrafts. In the vast valley of the Dulong River, locally available resources like bamboos are used to make durable daily use products that protect nature.
Yunnan Province in southwest China boasts of spectacular natural landscapes, biodiversity and diverse ethnic groups. Among China's 56 recognized ethnic groups, 25 are in Yunnan. This livestream series will take you on tour to six cities or autonomous prefectures in Yunnan and see the little-known food, scenery and folk customs. Stay tuned for our upcoming livestreams!
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