White Ramie Cloth Dance at Shanxi Grand Opera House in Xi’an, China

These beautiful women are performing the White Ramie Cloth Costume Dance. The name is derived from the silky fabric they are wearing. The ramie cloth was created during the Qin dynasty (221 – 206 BC). The graceful dance movements were introduced during the Western Jin dynasty (265-316) and popularized during the Tang dynasty. Their long white sleeves flow and sway in elegant arches during the choreographed folk dance.

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161 Wenyi N Rd, Yan Ta I T Shang Quan, Beilin Qu, Xian Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China

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