China’s Ethnic Diversity And Versatility: Flashes Of Minority Musings

 Time to muse over the much-merited minor league that is China’s stylistically multi-versatile ethnic collective — including 55 minors plus one Hàn major. All political connotations and affirmations aside. Prepare to be blown away by the brazen flashes from the camera of photographer Irina Kovalchuk (MOOI Studio Beijing) as she uncovers China’s southcentral hidden gems. Up close and personal, we get. “From Far Away.”

Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved
Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved
Bells, beads, and whistles in Qinghai province. Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved
Bells, beads, and whistles in Qinghai province. Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved
Accessories call for beads. Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved
Accessorizing calls for beading. Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved
Lugu Lake, Sichuan province. Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved
Lugu Lake, Sichuan province. Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved
About Miao Minority (苗族 in Chinese) socks, shoes, and feet, Yunnan province. Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved
About Miao Minority (苗族 in Chinese) socks, shoes, and feet, Yunnan province. Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved
Bells, beads, and whistles in Qinghai province. Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved
Bells, beads, and whistles in Qinghai province. Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved
Temple time calls for braids, no disrespect intended whatsoever, Qinghai province. Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved
Temple time calls for braids, no disrespect intended whatsoever, Qinghai province. Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved
About socks, shoes, and feet, Yunnan province. Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved
About socks, shoes, and feet, Yunnan province. Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved
Chengdu, Sichuan province. Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved
Chengdu, Sichuan province. Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved
Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved
Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved
Dali, Yunnan province. Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved
Dali, Yunnan province. Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved
Miao Minority (苗族 in Chinese) Embroidery, Yunnan province. Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved
Miao Minority (苗族 in Chinese) Embroidery, Yunnan province. Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved
Cocky fashion statements: French coins in Yunnan province. Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved
Cocky fashion statements: French coins in Yunnan province. Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved
Cocky fashion statements in Yunnan province. Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved
Cocky fashion statements: French coins in Yunnan province. Photography by Irina Kovalchuk of MOOI Studio Beijing, “From Far Away,” 2019. All rights reserved

China’s various traditional minority dress and lifestyle codes have had an extensive influence on urban culture nationwide.

Leaving behind the Hàn majority(汉族| hànzú in Chinese) aka 91.59 percent of the overall Chinese population in 2019, the sometimes borderline overbearing accessories found across China’s most southern belt — featuring some of Mother Nature’s boldest, most bad*ss and most beautiful accomplishments, one might add — are not always meant for the fainthearted overall sleek style sense lovers, but oh well…

A little edge never hurt anyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY BY IRINA KOVALCHUK OF MOOI STUDIO BEIJING, “FROM FAR AWAY,” 2019. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT KOVALCHUK VIA EMAIL:
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THE IMAGERY IN THIS FEATURE BELONGS TO IRINA KOVALCHUK OF MOOI STUDIO BEIJING. ANY FORM OF REPRODUCTION WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT IS PROHIBITED.
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