This handmade doll is a lovely girl from Buyei ethnic group who wears traditional ethnic dress and jewelry. The clothes and embroidery decorations are all handmade and hand-sewed.
Buyei ethnic group is China's one of 55 ethnic groups. This ethnic group possesses a rich folk literature, which includes fairy tales, fables, folk songs, proverbs and poems. They can sing day and night for up to a week without repeating the words of their ballads. The Buyeis are skilled in arts and crafts. Their colorful and beautifully-patterned batik dates far back to ancient times.
Young Buyei males generally wear short buttoned jackets and long trousers, with scarves on their heads. Women wear jackets buttoned on the right and long trousers or pleated skirts. They also wear scarves and a variety of silver jewelry.
When they go to fairs or other festivities, unmarried young men and women get together to sing songs. If a woman is attracted to a man, she will throw him a ball made of silk strips which she has embroidered herself.