China Tour 2019 – Day 18


This little group was spinning along the road as we drove by. What they were doing was putting extra twist in synthetic yarn which had become popular. We are in Butuo County in the mountains for a few days. Interesting to see some ethnic dress especially hats and head gear along with Western clothes. This was our first sight of weaving stuff being done. [click photos to enlarge]

In the little spinning group was this grandma stitching two layers of wool fabric together. It was beautiful. She also had a toddler under her eye. I discovered that most of the young spinners had babies on their backs.

The stitching the grandma was doing. Later we saw someone in a shop stitching the cloth together with a sewing machine.

My favorite spinner had a baby under the shawl on her back I discovered when we were about to leave.

This little guy was hanging around the spinners. He and his sister were playing at weaving with two sticks holding a few “warp” threads. It was clear they were learning by being around their mothers from the beginning.

Grandpa modeling his pants.

1 thought on “China Tour 2019 – Day 18

  1. What an adventure you are having. You said that you were tired one day. Shoot, I’m tired just reading about your exploits.
    Diane

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