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Exquisite Pulan folk costume in Tibet is 1,000-year tradition

Updated: Jul 30, 2020 chinadaily.com.cn Print
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Local women are dressed in traditional costume at Kejia village in Pulan county, Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, on July 28, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Pulan folk costume originates in Pulan county in Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region. It continues to be a traditional garment worn at celebrations for over a millennium.

The most exquisite of all Pulan garments is called the "Peacock Costume" and only seven are known to exist, preserved by seven local families. Weighing 25 kilos, this unique costume is usually decorated with rare metals and jewels, like gold, silver, agate, turquoise, coral and pearls.

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