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Young Hechi woman models ethnic costumes to inherit national culture
Updated: 2022-05-24

A young woman from Hechi's Huanjiang Maonan autonomous county has attracted much attention recently by being in photographs while modeling ethnic costumes.

The young woman is named Wei Jinguo and she is a native of the Zhuang ethnic group who was born in Huanjiang. Wei was accepted into Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in 2017 to study logistics management. She began photographing ethnic outfits in May 2021, during the last semester before she graduated.


Wei poses for a photo dressed in tradition Heiyi Zhuang clothing in Napo county, Baise.  [Photo/Hechi Daily]

"In the past year, I have photographed 53 sets of costumes from 27 ethnic groups. My goal is to photograph costumes from all the 56 ethnic groups in China," Wei said.

Hechi has eight ethnic groups, and the minority population accounts for 85.3 percent of the total population. It is an area that boasts a strong ethnic flavor. Wei said that her love for ethnic culture stemmed from her hometown where she has lived for more than 20 years.


Wei poses for a photo wearing traditional Maonan ethnic group clothing. [Photo/Hechi Daily]

Photographing the clothing of 56 ethnic groups requires a lot of time, effort, and money. "However, I have the motivation to persevere after seeing these images arouse the cultural confidence of many people and also transform many people's opinions of Hechi," Wei said, adding that she wishes to pass on the excellent national culture to more people in distant places.

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