16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Woman sewing People's Republic stars in Kazakh Village, Western China
This is a Uighur woman performing for tourists at an attraction in Western China called Kazakh Village. She is in traditional Uighur dress in a yurt, but embroidering stars like those in the flag of the People's Republic of China on a piece of fabric. The Han Chinese are swiftly moving into this region and displacing the ethnic Kazakh and Uighur people.
© Lisa Kereszi.
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||June 25, 2018, 9:11 p.m.