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Midu Shopping

The interaction and collision of various cultures, customs, religions and colorful lifestyles offers visitors many things to see and buy. When you visit Midu, please don’t forget to buy some local specialty as keepsakes or to your relatives or friends.

 

1. Bai Ethnic Satchel

Embroidered bags of this cuboid-like kind are popular among the Bai ethnic people in Er'yuan County and Dali City. Traditional patterns embroidered on them include lotus flowers, fat infants, birds and many other auspicious tokens. Most of Bai ethnic satchels are also decorated with sachets.The month-long festival will include various activities such as delicacies competition, grand sacrificial ceremonies, trade fair, Midu local walnut promotion and folk cultural shows etc, fully presenting the charm of Midu as “the Walnut Hometown of China”.

 

2. Bai Ethnic Paper-cuts

Paper-cut is a fine art form throughout China either for the Han Chinese or most of the ethnic minorities. In the southwestern Yunnan Province, ethnic minorities that are known for paper-cuts include the Bai, Dai, Naxi and Yi etc.

Bai ethnic paper-cut is a traditional craft in Dali area with a long-standing history. Haidong Town of Dali City is the most famous in this regard. The paper-cut there is distinctive with a wide public background.

 

Most of paper-cut artworks in Haidong are used for decorations. Patterns on them vary a lot, including: Carps Jumping over the Dragon Gate, Lu He Tong Chun (Deer and Cranes), Dual Blessings (Shuang Xi Lin Men), and Peony Flowers etc. These works are also used as moulds for making embroidered aprons, shoes, and children hats.


3. Flaxen Bags

Stiff and durable, flaxen bags are masterpieces of ethnic satchels. Sani ethnic satchels in Shilin County of Kunming, for example, are especially famous for the delicate cross-stitch patterns and are the favourite of many tourists from home and abroad.


4.Sour Pickles

Appetizer,delicious.It can be preserved for a long time.


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