Hoklo people are boat people who made their living by fishing. The Hong Kong Museum of History has showcased numbers of Hoklo traditional costume, which mainly consist of children’s clothing and related accessories. They are richly embroidered with colorful threads and made with floral fabrics. It is believed that colours are blessings for children.
This is actually Hakka children collar. The patch work and colour combination are stunning! And the beaded trimming is lovely!
Below are Hoklo children wear and accessories.
Star shaped/flower shaped collar. Imagine these on little kids’ neck. Too cute ;P
Black fabric embroidered with shiny beads and sequins. You can also see some Chinese blessing words embroidered around the collar. The edge is trimmed with strand of beads.
They seem to love using the flower shape. But I suddenly think of starfish…Hoklo are boat people！ Maybe they get this inspiration from the sea?
This one look so girly and elegant 😉
Baby-carriers!! How colourful they are!! Babies must be blessed in them 😉
The embrodiery of this one is rich and stunning! The width of each line of trimming is about 0.5~0.7cm I guess. Endless time is needed to craft this masterpiece…
A boy jacket with complementary colours. They got colour senses…!
Below are 3 children’s wind hats.
I wish I had this when I was a child! lol If I had a child, I’d like to make one for him/her ;P
I always wonder why ethnic clothing are usually so colourful? What inspire them to make such vivid clothing? Nature is one of them. They’ve got floral and animal prints in their crafts a lot. And I suppose colour-loving is the natural instinct of human. “Colourful” is also a blessing to them I guess. Who don’t love colours? Even though you wear black all the day you long for colours I know it. 😛