The source area of the Three Rivers, located in the hinterland of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, is a place where many ethnic groups live. In addition to the majority of the population, there are also ethnic groups such as Mongolian, Hui, Salar, Tu and Han living here, forming a rich and colorful ethnic culture and customs. (Photo by Zheng Yunfeng)
The unique alpine geographical environment has created the unique national character and customs of the Tibetan people, and also given birth to the distinctive Tibetan costume culture.
As an important part of Tibetan culture, clothing culture clearly reflects the cultural pursuit and aesthetics of the Tibetan people; The Tibetan people living in different regions have their own clothing culture.
The natural environment has a direct and important impact on the style, material, color, etc. of clothing. Tibetans grazing in the icy source area of the Yangtze River clearly value the warmth of their clothing.
Under the premise of paying attention to warmth and easy to put on and take off, Tibetan clothing in the Sanjiangyuan area also has the same characteristics as Tibetan clothing in other pastoral areas, even if it is related to hard work.
According to the occasion of use, Tibetan clothing can generally be divided into two types: ordinary clothes and ceremonial dresses, the dresses are bright, while the regular clothes are more practical and practical, and the winter regular clothes are especially warm.
The apron worn by Tibetan women is colorful and functional, and in the Sanjiangyuan region, it is a sign of married women.
Among the Tibetan costumes in Yushu Prefecture, Qinghai Province, women’s dresses are very elaborately made, solemn and beautiful, and there are many accessories. Of course, most of these costumes are worn on festivals or solemn religious occasions.