Lushui City Shopping
Lushui county is located in Nujiang Prefecture, Yunnan Province.There are many ethnic and folk crafts Such as the Heart-alike Wine (同心酒), Musk Deer and Musk (麝香鹿和麝香), Dulong Carpet(独龙毡毯), Unique Clothes of Lisu People(傈僳族服饰), Crossbow( 弩), Wagu Tea(瓦姑茶), Nu Women Waist Decorations(怒族女子腰饰), Lushui Chu Wine(泸水杵酒) and so on. Visitors can go shopping and have fun there. Local specialities can give you a better understanding on their daily life.
What to Buy
Heart-alike Wine (同心酒)
Lisu people like drinking wine brewed by themselves, and when they drink, they prefer two people to share the wine out of one bowl, which is called heart-alike wine. This is deemed the highest etiquette offered by the Lisus to drink wine with hearts laying close on hearts, and faces touching faces, and even mouths neighboring mouths. It shows the intimate kinship between the hosts and the guests.
It is one of the existing primitive hunting tools, which is made of hard wood. The bowstring is made of ox tendon. Together with the bamboo arrow and arrow bag, this kind of crossbow is very powerful. Within five meters, it can strike the ordinary wooden door.
Musk Deer and Musk 麝和麝香
Musk deer is a kind of rare wild animal in Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture. The musk has fore limbs, long hindquarters, small hoof and big ears. Both male and female musk have no horn. On color of the musk is brown, the color on the back is darker. Some has dust color with some less obvious dust yellow stripes and spots. The secretion of the male musk's musk gland can be dried up to make into a kind of rare precious medicinal materials, musk, which is also a kind of precious spice. The output of musk in Yunnan Province is number four in China, and Nujiang’s output is number one in Yunnan Province.
Dulong Carpet 独龙毯
Dulong carpet is a handcraft made by Dulong women. The raw materials are wild hemp and home-planted hemp. People twist the hemp into strings and dye them with liquid in different color, which are made of various plants. Dulong carpet is durable and rain-proof, which can also be used as mat or quilt. To make an elegant Dulong carpet needs more than ten processes including peeling hemp, spinning, design, making woofs and leading abb etc., and they need various tools to finish these processes. Nowadays, it is a kind of traditional costume for Dulong people to wear a piece of elegant Dulong carpet. The handcraft carpet may be very expensive.
Unique Clothes of Lisu People(傈僳族服饰)
The Lisu people wear the clothes woven by themselves with no big difference in designs and ornaments among them. The only big difference is the color and on that basis the Lisu people are divided into White Lisu people, Black Lisu people and Variegated Lisu people. The Variegated Lisu's clothes are bright and colorful while the Black Lisu people' clothes look elegant and graceful.
Where to Buy
Nujiang Specialty Monopoly (怒江特产专卖)
Address: Bayi Road 55, Lushui County, Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture(怒江傈僳族自治州泸水县八一路55)
Lushui County Donglai Local Specialty Shop (泸水县东来土特产店)
Address: Lushui County, Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture(怒江傈僳族自治州泸水县)
Nujiang MingshengTrading Company (怒江明盛商贸公司)
Address: Chuancheng Road 150, Lushui County, Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture(怒江傈僳族自治州泸水县穿城路150)