Lesson 3: Exploring Clothing as an Aspect of Ritual

Carefully considered clothing is often an important part of a ritual. This lesson centers on the experience of wearing specialized clothing in particular environments and ritualistic ways of preparing it.

Read/View:

http://chinavine.org/2010/12/20/miaoembroidery/

http://chinavine.org/2010/09/21/sistermealfestivaljuizhouvillagelandscape/

Explore the webpage on the Miao embroidery and silverwork as well as the webpage on the landscape of Juizhou Village. Imagine you are a writer who is working on a novel that partly takes place in Juizhou Village. Either: 1) write a short description on what it feels like to be one of the Miao woman dressed in her best clothes, dancing outside in the Juizhou landscape; or 2) create a short graphic novel about the same experience. Post your work.

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