Historical photos of 56 nations in China (Part I)

Updated: 2015-05-04 07:00

By Yu Xiaoou(Chinaculture.org)

Historical photos of 56 nations in China (Part I)

The Zhuang people eat five-color glutinous rice, which is a kind of traditional food in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, photo taken in 1985 by Liu Wenmin. [Photo/ China Photographers Association]

Zhuang ethnic group

Inhabiting Guangxi, their primary products are tropical and subtropical crops such as rice and corn due to the mild climate and abundant rainfall. The people eat all kinds of meat, including beef, mutton, pork and chicken, etc. The vegetables of their daily life are of various kinds. Poached and pickled vegetables are the favored ones.

Like some other ethnic group women, the Zhuang women are skilled at weaving and embroidery. These women have a great reputation for the distinctive designs of cotton woven yarn brocade they make in colorful velour. Now, Zhuang brocade is not only a wonderful handicraft favored by the people in China but also has won international fame and enjoys a large market both at home and abroad.