Lisunationalityof the first to live in the Jinsha River Valley areawhich is bounded by Sichuan and Yunnan, then they gradually move to Nujigangregion to settle down .The Lisu nationality is a peculiar minority to Yunnanin China. They mainly live in NujiangLisu Autonomous Prefecture and Weixi Lisu Autonomous County in Yunnan province.They are the descendants of Diqiang nationality.They have their own language and writing.Lisu folk literature is rich and colorful. The Booksof Genesis,Our ancestors and other fables and legends are valuable information to study the Lisu on ancient history,of course,they are the treasures of Chinese folk literature.
Lisu costumes are characteristic. Women wear embroidered blouses and linen dresses, ornaments with red and white beads , corals and shells etc. Men wear short coverings, linen gowns outside, with a sword on the left, a arrow package on the right.Lisu people can sing and dance. At harvest time or at wedding, launching and hunting season,they all sing and dance with abandon. Lisu believe animism, Zuguang worship. Their traditional festivals are Kuoshi Festival (just like Spring Festival),Arbor Day, Harvest Festival etc.(Web editor: Zhang Yun)
A Lisu man with acrossbow on his shoulder
A Lisu smoking woman
a young Lisu girl
A pair of LIsu lovers are goingacross Nujiang riverwith theoverhead cables .
A Lisu girl is making traditional corn wine .
Lisu traditional wedding