Miao bride: five steps to make a bridal dress

- Jul 19, 2017 -

Miao bride is a minority in the south of China. There are many customs in this bride. A wedding gown of Miao bride is made in five stages. 

A wedding gown of Miao bride is made in five stages. 

The first is that of selecting fabrics and a dress maker, buying embroidery needles and threads and tailoring the cloth.

The third, and most laborious stage is the embroidery itself, which broadly consists of flat and relief stitches, and plaited crape and patch print works. A wedding gown thus constitutes a work of embroidered art. 

The fourth stage is hemming; the fifth making the lining.

It generally takes a young Miao woman a year to embroider her wedding gown in the spare time that she has. It is thus her life's art work. 


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