Jewelry of the Miao People | Jehanne de Biolley

Jan 26 , 2022 | Culture

Play Video

Nothing is more fascinating than seeing the Miao people of southern China live among the mountains wearing their intangible heritage. Silver headdresses, ornate jewelry, and clothing that requires years to embroider. Jehanne de Bioley has traveled through the region and speaks with our Host James Chau about the ways of the Miao — from preservation to sustainability. 

Part 1: Jewelry of the Miao People | Jehanne de Biolley

Part 2: Lives of the Miao People | Jehanne de Biolley


Recent Episodes
  • Jan 27 , 2022 | Lifestyle
    We've made a big shift to living digitally in this pandemic. But millions of people are missing out in low, middle, and high-income countries. We look at what's happening in China, which has struggled historically with poverty. We look at how rapid urbanization is changing opportunities, while people in the countryside are also catching up — and moving ahead. This story with our Host James Chau.
  • Jan 26 , 2022 | Culture
    The women of the Miao community are renowned for their jewelry, textiles, and music — passing down generations of skills to their daughters and granddaughters. Jehanne de Biolley has been traveling to the mountains of southern China where they live, and researching the lessons we can all learn from the "slow movement" they lead. She speaks to our Host James Chau.
  • Jan 26 , 2022 | Culture
    The China Current is pleased to present a series on the Miao people, who have a presence mainly in China, but also across in the United States and France. In this introductory video, we look at their origins, historys, and unique ways of modern living — including the embroidery and jewelry they still wear today. This story by our Host James Chau.