Welcome to Textile Treasures specializing in vintage Chinese Children’s Hats as well as Chinese Minority textiles and jewelry. The People's Republic of China officially recognizes 56 nationalities which make up their population. The Han people speaking dialects of Chinese comprise approximately 91% of the population, while the minority nationalities belonging to various other linguistic groups compose the remaining 9%. The Miao, Dong, Zhaung, Yi, Yao, Hani, Buyi, and Maonan living in mountainous areas of the southwestern provinces of Guizhou, Guangxi, Hunan, Yunnan, and Sichuan are the main minorities whose incredible work are represented in our website.
All of the textile work offered on this site are traditional pieces created by hand. Efforts are made to be as accurate as possible in dating the items and when possible explaining the techniques involved in what is nearly always extremely elaborate, highly skilled and time-consuming work. In addition to vintage pieces, we are committed to providing a market for those skilled crafts people who are able to continue their traditional handicrafts in their rapidly changing world.