Ethnic Zhuang Chinese 壮族

 
This emblem was designed by an ethnic Zhuang Chinese designer. People call Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region as "Home of Bronze Drum". Bronze Drum is a cultural heritage of ethnic Zhuang. The Bronze Drum was used as religious instrument or musical instrument before. Later it became a symbol of power. Bronze Drums are often engraved by symbols of sun, flying man, aigrette, water wave, circle, and elephant eyes. Statues of frogs or ducks are used for decoration. Frog is worshipped by ethnic Zhuang as "Son of Thor". The Zhuang people believe that frog is able to summon rain and wind. Zhuang people celebrate a "frog festival" every year. Frogs with different poses on the drum face in this emblem represent ethnic Zhuang's totemism.

人们把广西壮族自治区誉为“铜鼓之乡”。铜鼓是壮族人民的传统文化遗物,原来用作法器、乐器,后来演变成权威的象征。铜鼓上面刻有太阳纹、羽人纹、鹭纹、水波纹、圆圈纹、象眼纹等,还饰有青蛙、水鸭等立体雕饰。壮族人尊青蛙为“天上雷王之子”,认为青蛙能呼风唤雨,民间有“青蛙登殿”的传说,并过“青蛙节”。鼓面上的青蛙是壮族图腾崇拜的标志。

LI Ning, an ethnic Zhuang Chinese and known as the Prince of Gymnastics, lights cauldron of Beijing Olympic Games.  

WEI Wei (韦唯), a well-known ethnic Zhuang singer.
 
An ethnic Zhuang girl in traditional Zhuang costume
 
Two ethnic Zhuang women carry Bronze Drums, a traditional Zhuang musical instrument.
 
Zhuang girls prepare to attend the San Yue San Song Festival, where young people court their lovers.
 
Black Zhuang, a subgroup of ethnic Zhuang Chinese.
 
Heavenly Violin (天琴), a traditional Zhuang musical instrument
 
Guangxi Zhuang Brocade (广西壮锦), one of the Firve Great Brocades in China. The other four are Nanjing Cloud Brocade (南京云锦), Sichuan Shu Brocade (四川蜀锦), Suzhou Soong Brocade (苏州宋锦), and Tujia Brocade (西兰卡普).
 
Ningming Huashan Cave Painting drawn by ancient Zhuang people. This cave painting has a history of over 2000 years. It is located at Mt. Huashan, Ningming County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China.
宁明花山崖壁画
 
 
Detian Falls in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China. It is located near the border of China & Vietnam.
 
The scenary of Guilin in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China.
 
A cartoon image of Zhuang Chinese
 
A postcard of Zhuang Chinese
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