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Crowning Glory: China’s Floral Headdress Tradition

From the women of Xunpu to ancient emperors, the floral hairpin has been a cherished tradition among both men and women for centuries, serving as decorative ornaments and symbols of authority

Throughout China’s National Day holiday this year, approximately 50,000 tourists gathered daily in the quaint fishing village of Xunpu, situated ten kilometers from the city of Quanzhou in Fujian. They adorned themselves in a diverse array of costumes, ranging from horse-face skirts to sarong kebaya and Dai ethnic clothing, yet all of them sported a hair wreath adorned with vibrant flowers.

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author Yang Tingting (杨婷婷)

Yang Tingting is a Chinese editor at The World of Chinese. Interested in telling Chinese stories, she writes mainly about culture, language, and society.

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