The fabric used across the chest is likely to be green or light blue in color. The collar is then done using a black piece of fabric cut into a circle and sewn in around the neck-line. Next, long, thin circles of different colored fabrics are sewn in around this, layered over one another in steadily larger circles, creating a rainbow-colored collar of tightly-stitched fabric. This same design pattern is then applied in the upper sleeves. “Big ladies,” or “older people” tend to not wear as brilliant colors or to have as tightly woven rings of fabric as their younger peers who are trying to attract a glance. The thinner the space between the rings, and the brighter and more varied the colors, the more gawking and gazing one is likely to get. Beneath this long shirt, women will wear black, Chineseguay-style pants with red leggings wrapped around the calves. The border of the leggings will be decorated with a light blue base and strips of other colored fabric laced all around it. Wrapped around the waist is a six meter long black sash, wide and thick. Hanging from the back of the sash will be a pair of tassels around half a meter in length. Each strand of the tassel (“horse’s tail”) is a “chicken’s intestine”–a piece of fabric rolled tightly into a slender but strong cord. Attached to the end of each cord is a colorful, fluffy little ball. In the past, each tassel was made up of between 250 – 300 “chicken intestines.” In the competitive spirit which Lisu women are accustomed to, each one trying to outdo the other, at one point it was common for there to be as many as 550 strands between the two tassels. This just became too much and was no longer attractive; thus, these days, 150 strands tends to be the going standard. Still, on the opposite end of the spectrum, anyone producing anything less than 100 strands per tassel is criticized for being lazy. When they get completely dressed up, young ladies will also wrap their hair up in a turban using a piece of long black fabric, about 3-4 cm wide. To make the turban, the women begin by measuring the size of their head, then they place the measured fabric around their knee and use it as a dummy, wrapping the fabric around and around until it has formed the shape seen below. Next, strands of yarn of various colors are tucked through folds in the turban and wrapped around the hat, criss-crossing over each other. Finally, long, beautiful strands of fabric are attached to the rim of the hat and left to dangle elegantly down the back. The portion traveling under the front of the hat is decorated with little marbles and fancy tufts of yarn. Elder ladies would just use the black turban, neatly wrapped and folded.