Dong girls sitting on bench
Dong women work the farmland in the daytime and do their housework at night. In the farming off season, they will spin, weave and fashion clothing. It takes them about six months and dozens of procedures to transform cotton into finished garments. So Dong clothing is considered to be very precious; to be worn on special occasions, and to be given to honored guests as gifts.
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