I arrived in Beijing just a few weeks after the Chinese Spring Festival had ended. Zhuoga showed me some of the traditional Tibetan clothes she had worn at that time.
The striped thing that looks like an apron is normally worn only by married women. Somehow Zhuoga had one to demonstrate, possibly because her mother is anxious to marry her off?
Tibetans insist that these outfits don't make the wearers too hot, but I couldn't see how they would be cool.
Back to Beijing March 2000
Ahead to the morning meeting at CRAES