Photographer's Note

I show yesterday Dongba mural from Lijiang, here the Naxi musicians in Baisha.

If you want to witness the authentic life of the Naxi People and appreciate their culture, but are tired of overcrowded Lijiang and Shuhe Ancient Town, then Baisha Village is the place to go. The village, at the foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, is about 4.9 miles (8km) to the north of Lijiang Old Town. It is much quieter because it is not commercialized. Here, you can experience the Naxi people’s peaceful daily life.

Baisha Village used to be a Naxi settlement and the birthplace of local Mu Family Governors.
Wandering around the village, you can enjoy the slow lifestyle of the Naxi People and their friendly smiling faces; see happy and satisfied travelers as well as better scenery than that of Lijiang. You can freely enter various courtyards to see the beautiful and man-made tie-dye artwork hanging for sale or drying in the sun. If you are interested in this artwork, the local small Embroidery School of the Mu Family is worth visiting. There you can admire the local national and traditional embroidery, different from ordinary Chinese embroideries such as the Su Embroidery. A few art stores and hostels, run by local people, are scattered around the village.

I liked Lijiang and Shuhe very much but I was happy to see something more real Only few kilometers away you can enjoy the old China at its best.

I will upload two more pictures as Workshops.

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Ebroidery for touristss

Another Dongba mural.

As to the music itself, it is so different , that a bit hard for the Western ear. You can hear them here: Here


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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9985 W: 144 N: 25015] (122221)
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