Throughout China’s long history, the ethnic minorities have played an important part. With their colorful and diverse cultural traditions, all ethnic groups are deeply attractive all over the world. We can see that in the designers of the Paris Fashion Week who have started to boldly use the cultural elements of ethnic minorities in China to design their works on models. Among the many ethnic minorities in China, the Hmong is one of the outstanding representatives.
Miao is a nation with profound ancient history and culture. Miao people are very good at using embroidery, batik, silverware, music, etc. to express their ancestors' historical stories and cultural heritage. Among many expressions, paper-cutting is very important. Because paper-cutting by Miao women was first used mainly as a template for making Miao works of art and embroidery, paper-cutting is one of the living fossils and the most important basic tool for Miao culture. Miao paper-cut, with its unique cultural expression, is a favorite of many people. Of the Miao paper-cut artists, Zhang Laoying is one of the best representatives.