Hainan's Miao people dye cloth with plants

The Miao is one of the ethnic groups in China with a long history. Some of them migrated to the Hainan island and settled down during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). They brought with them skills in dyeing cloth with plants, using ginger, indigos, Narra wood and Persicaria orientalis. Stay tuned for our coming live series to learn more about such skills.

About 'Go! Hainan' series:

Featuring unspoiled tropical rain forests, sandy beaches and a rich culture, Hainan Province is the southernmost province of China. Hailed "China's Hawaii," Hainan is on its way to becoming a free trade port. The "Go! Hainan" livestream series takes you on a new journey to explore the fantastic island and its underwater world.

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(All images taken by CGTN's Chen Bo; cover image designed by CGTN's Yu Peng) 

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