a visit to the Yunnan Nationalities Museum

This museum is in Kunming in Yunnan province, southern China.  There is an emphasis on early dress and costumes, early textiles of various local peoples that have lived in Yunnan province.

An interesting and artistic artifact.


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A map of the various ethnic groups in Yunnan.


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A directory of the sections of the museum.


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Now we see the section on early dress and costumes.  The Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 A.D.), referred to in this wall sign, was the golden age of Chinese poetry.


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Garments with a Tibetan motif.


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Tigers decorate this robe.


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Adult and children’s clothing.


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The color red is often used in clothing in China.


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Another example of local dress.


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Possibly a model of a water wheel or a wheel turned by human efforts.


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Chinese tea.


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An old tea pot or kettle.


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Another example.


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Much more recent artifacts on display.  These may be field artillery shell casings.  We could be in error here.  Artillery shells (prior to firing) look like giant sized rifle bullets.




Nearby grounds with parked tour buses.


museum entrance


These remaining pictures are of another section of the museum.


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A custom or tradition of throwing items to express feelings.  (Does anyone remember throwing rice as the bride and groom leave the church?)


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This series of informational signs relates to the next image below (which shows examples of “message transmitting articles”).


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Message transmitting articles of various peoples.


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This sign tells that wood board painting was used in religious rites.


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This ethnic group, the Dai people, used palm leaves for writing on.


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