Tibetan Custom - Clothes and Ornaments of Luoba Nationality
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Tibetan Custom - Clothes and Ornaments of Luoba Nationality

Update: Jan. 9th, 2013

Clothes and Ornaments of Luoba Nationality

The clothes and ornaments of Luoba Nationality include clothes, hat, ornaments, tattoo and other aspects. The clothes and ornaments of Luoba Nationality turn into colorful and various styles and features since different tribes of Luoba Nationality. The clothes and ornaments of Luoba Nationality express the cultural characteristics of Luoba Nationality from an important aspect.

Tibetan Custom – Legend about Origin of Clothes and Ornaments of Luoba Nationality

The legends of Luoba Nationality show us a picture of the living life of ancient people of Luoba Nationality. It is said that the Da Meng and Mao Bao, children of Heaven father and Earth mother and the earliest ancestors of Luoba Nationality, nakedly came to the world, same as wild beasts. One day after them got married, they felt very shy for naked. So, the young brother Mai Bao went over mountains to pick various leaves and wild grass and made an apron for Da Meng to cover the body. He also made a puttee with "Ranba" grass and a pair of bracelet with root of vine for Da Meng.

Tibetan Custom – Formation of Clothes and Ornaments of Luoba Nationality

The formation of custom of clothes and ornaments of Luoba Nationality progressed from simple to more complex stages.

The formation and development of clothes and ornaments of Luoba Nationality are closely related with the long picking and hunting production life of Luoba Nationality.

Women in Bogar Tribe ever used one or two pieces of "Darxie" which was made up of palm fibe to cover the body, as well as made an apron with monkey skin and some plants to cover the lower part of body and cover the upper part of body with leaves of wild bananas. Men also used the towel which was made up of "Darxie" or the skin of squirrel to cover the lower part of body. Until 1990s, the clothes and ornaments of men in Bogar Tribe were suite of wild cow leather or goat skin, and hats which were made up of bear's skin. Both man and women loved wearing various ornaments which were made up of animal bone, animal teeth and animal skin.

Tibetan Custom – Development of Clothes and Ornaments of Luoba Nationality

The emergence and development of spinning and weaving had great effect on clothes and ornaments of Luoba Nationality. In the process of long time picking activity, people of Luoba Nationality knew more about the features of various plants. They got the way to extract fiber from wild plants. The materials for making hand-woven cloth were extracted from "Daluo", "Langdi" and other plants in Luoyu Area. After that, people of Luoba Nationality started to sew clothes to replace grasses and leaves. In modern times, some tribes of Luoba Nationality started to plant cotton and mastered how to weave cloth with cotton. But the textile technology of Luoba Nationality was underdeveloped. In addition, the development of textile technology in different tribes was unbalance. Many tribes of Luoba Nationality need o exchange cloth, wool and other materials for making clothes with other tribes.

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