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Now the Hmong in America only reserve straw shoes for the dead, but in China, straw shoes are worn during the new year.


  1. Shen Laujweisang

    The straw shoes are ancient shoes found among the Hmong (Miao) people, ancient Han-Chinese people, Korean and Japanese. The Hmong outside of China now only used these shoes for the dressed as part of the traditional funeral garment for the long journey to the afterlife. The ones put on the deceased are actually made of hemp.

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