Mien wear a long pants with many stripes and a cloak to the ankles. Around their neck has a knitting wool, has a clothes on the waist, wrap the head. Wrap the head has two steps, the first wrap by the clothes and the second wrap a stripes clothes cover on the first, it has two forms, the first is a big head and a headland and the Mien people wrap their head even they sleeps.
Mien women wear a black long pant with many beautiful stripes. The stripes take a long time to make like 1-5 years depending on the detailed and a time of Mien women.
That why Mien would like to show the stripes that they take a time to make it. They keep the end of the shirt 2 side to tie on the back and use another cloth to be a belt. They use black cotton to make a dress event a cloak will use from a textile. The Mien stripe in the villages depend on the people in the village to like it.
A men’s dress
A cloth for Mien are a undershirt. Wear with a short pant, a shirt and pant made from a navy blue cotton or a black cotton. The older wear a velvet cloth when the village has a ceremonial.
A child cloth, similar to the elder, a child will has a small group of color like a do not have a stripe on the pant because her could not preserve or keep it clean. For a boy be the same the elder man, a boy has a cap such as a girl also but has a small detail different like a boy sew by alternate a black and a red cord.
A master dress in the ceremony
Mien people take essential for a cloth to wear in the ceremonial, A Mien women will take respond this to sew this cloth. The cloth similar to a Tao graven (Mien) that Mien people give respect. Before ordain, Mien women prepare a cloth. The way of sew a cloth for. The Master who will take a role to be a ceremonial and the people who attend the ceremony.
Mien people very famous about make a silver because Mien to like to use a silver the same other hilltribe and a form of ornament is labored. When in the village has a ceremony, the women will adorn the silver ornament with full option.
To dress the clothes
The way to make a dress, sew and use the color to make a stripes for a wares in daily life and in the ceremonial especially in the ordain (Gwatung) and in the wedding like a veil for a woman in the big wedding. The favor for Mien like to stripes is a bag to carry a baby and a wallet, the thing that Mien people to dress in this like twine a cord to catch up the shirt, This is the old way of Mien tribe that influence from China.
Usually Mien people who like to wrap the head like a cape to like to patch up. For women will use a red ball tassel long line and a small beads for a ball tassel made from a red knitting wool a couple string to stick in the side of a women shirt about a wrist.