There Are Women In China Who Make Hats From Their DEAD ANCESTORS’ HAIR. It Is A Spectacular Sight.

OK, I know that this little world we live in is a remarkable place, full of people with all kinds of different cultures and traditions. It is not all that rare that I will see people do things I would not have believed anyone capable of doing. And yet, some things are just too much.

A case in point: women from China’s Long-horn Miao ethnic group save strands of their ancestors’ hair. OK, you may say, many people in other countries do that, so what’s the big deal? Well, these women use their forebears’ hair to make… hats out of it!!! Now, tell me, when was the last time you saw something like that?

1. Instead of throwing away their hair when they comb it, women who are part of China’s Long-horn Miao minority save the strands and add them to the spectacular collection that allows them to create spectacular headdresses.

There Are Women In China Who Make Hats From Their DEAD ANCESTORS' HAIR. It Is A Spectacular Sight.

Source: The Daily Mail.

2. The special hairpieces are brought out for special occasions and carefully woven around a horn-shaped headdress fitted to the heads of young women.

There Are Women In China Who Make Hats From Their DEAD ANCESTORS' HAIR. It Is A Spectacular Sight.

Source: The Daily Mail.

3. Every wig is passed down from mother to daughter and includes not just yarn and twine but also the hair from a line of female ancestors which the owners of the headdresses claim go back hundreds of years.

There Are Women In China Who Make Hats From Their DEAD ANCESTORS' HAIR. It Is A Spectacular Sight.

Source: The Daily Mail.

4. The tradition is believed to have originated with the wearing of the horns as the cow was a sacred animal in the past for people in this rural area.

There Are Women In China Who Make Hats From Their DEAD ANCESTORS' HAIR. It Is A Spectacular Sight.

Source: The Daily Mail.

5. Although there are now less than 5,000 people in the Miao minority, the strong tradition carries on.

There Are Women In China Who Make Hats From Their DEAD ANCESTORS' HAIR. It Is A Spectacular Sight.

Source: The Daily Mail.

6. The hair is dyed and carefully maintained to keep it shiny and healthy.

There Are Women In China Who Make Hats From Their DEAD ANCESTORS' HAIR. It Is A Spectacular Sight.

Source: The Daily Mail.

7. The headdresses are worn for a range of big occasions, including weddings and feast days.

There Are Women In China Who Make Hats From Their DEAD ANCESTORS' HAIR. It Is A Spectacular Sight.

Source: The Daily Mail.

8. The headdress traditionally also used to be worn by men, but the custom has only been carried on by women.

There Are Women In China Who Make Hats From Their DEAD ANCESTORS' HAIR. It Is A Spectacular Sight.

Source: The Daily Mail.

9. Shu Tu, 27, a Chinese expert in minority cultures, said: “It’s regarded as a living way for them to honor their ancestors”.

There Are Women In China Who Make Hats From Their DEAD ANCESTORS' HAIR. It Is A Spectacular Sight.

Source: The Daily Mail.

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