Bai women are excellent embroiderers and proudly wear their traditional clothing. A baby girl wears colorful clothes made by her mother and grandmother including a fishtail-shaped cap, or a phoenix-head or lion-head cap.
The Bai people say, "A horse needs a saddle to look good; people need beautiful clothes." (from Daughters of Mount Changshan and Erhai Lake, The Bais, by Yang Guocai)
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