Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Women at the Gate

At the town square in the heart of the old town of Baisha was a large gate. Sitting at each side of the gate were several women, chit chatting with their displayed vegetables for sale. With their distinctive Naxi blue aprons, blue caps, dark pants, and a T-shaped cape, their ethnicity was immediately recognizable. 

Note the baskets next to one of the women. The basket is used to haul produce and other goods. The cape helps protect the rubbing of the basket on the woman's back. Over my time in Yunnan, I would see many women walking through the towns carrying baskets on their backs.

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