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Oroqen

The Oroqen people used to live on hunting. The long history of hunting life influenced the creation of their unique dressing culture.

Clothing of the Oroqens, including hats, shoes and socks, are made of animal skins, of which the roe deer skin takes an important position. The clothing for summer, autumn and spring are made of skins of roe deer captured in summer, which is characterized by sparseness and shortness of its fur. The skin of the winter roe is made into winter dress. The leggings, which are worn by men and women, are made of two or three kinds of skins. Some leggings have laces on them and are fastened at the waist with a leather rope. It can protect the trousers when they are hunting or cutting firewood. The leather trousers are made of skins of roe deer captured in autumn or winter.

Fur clothes were convenient for wearers to climb mountains and go through forests. However, now that they have entered a modern life and cloth has taken the place of fur, they only dress themselves in fur clothes in some important occasions, such as festivals.

     
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