Traditional attire helps Miao women earn a living

Editor:Sharon Lee
Updated:2017-07-14 10:48:33

  Ma Meiying learned the skills needed to make traditional Miao ethnic attire, which is decorated with elaborate and colorful embroidery, from her mother when she was a child.

  As her skills improved over the years, she started making dresses at home during her spare time and was able to make money by selling them at the local weekly bazaar.

  "In recent years, I have been able to earn 40,000 yuan ($5,900) per year, and work on it all year round because the demand has risen," she says.