The Tujia are accomplished in textile arts including embroidery, knitting and weaving. PHOTO BY PAUL AND BERNICE NOLL.
The Tujia are a large minority ethnic group in central China, numbering 8 million in the 2000 census. The Tujia language, with no written form, belongs to the Tibeto-Burman subfamily of the Sino-Tibetan family. With a long history of involvement in China’s national politics, the Tujia have striven to maintain their traditional culture