Fashion of Jino Ethnic

Jino women usually are dressed in embroidered collarless jackets with buttons down the front and short black skirts hemmed with red lace. They also wear a pointed cap with its back reaching the shoulders like a cape.

A Jino woman (Photo from mafengwo.cn)

Jino men often wear a white, short jacket buttoned down the front and white or blue trousers made of flax or cotton. The back of their jacket is embroidered with patterns of the sun. In the past, men used to divide their hair into three tufts. The one in the middle was said to commemorate the Marquis Wu while the rest two are in memory of their parents.

Jino men (Photo from mafengwo.cn)

Both men and women go barefoot, and have thick bamboo or wooden sticks plugged into the holes in their earlobes. Those with the largest holes in their earlobes are considered the most beautiful. The Jino people also have a unique custom of tooth painting with the soot from pear tree branches.

A Jino woman with sunflowers in her earlobes (Photo from china.com.cn)



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