Asia Grace

Bai Girls

Dali, Yunnan, China

Three Bai girls flirt at the South Gate of Dali. Bais are a prevalent minority group in Yunnan. The girls are talking to my 10-year-old son, who happens to speak Mandarin, but doesn't look very Chinese. Fancy dress like this is usually worn by older women everyday or young women on special occasions, or to please tourists. To my eye, there is more pink in their version than is normal for the traditional dress, which tends to blue.

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