Sofia's Travel Story



The real "Nation of daughters" is Mosuo people in Yunnan: Men do not marry women and do not marry, they just marry if they like each other

We humans have evolved from apes to humans over thousands of years. In human form, people need to go on with their lives, hence word "marriage". In ancient times, when men were superior to women, almost all men married several wives, but there was only one main wife, and rest were concubines.

This society is male-dominated, and only a very small number of loving men have a mate for life. In such an era, status of a woman is extremely low, and some families even buy a woman to return home and bear children. This social situation continued for thousands of years.

The real "Nation of daughters" is Mosuo people in Yunnan: Men do not marry women and do not marry, they just marry if they like each other

Before founding of New China, there was equality between men and women, monogamy. But in today's society there is still a special nation, they have a special custom, we call it Daughter Country, first time I heard that Daughter Country made an impression in Journey to West.

The population of

Yunnan Mosuo is very small compared to Han people, just a few tens of thousands of people, here people use a special language handed down by their ancestors instead of writing. Mosuo people love songs. They use flutes to express their love for music. These children will play flutes to get rid of loneliness during shepherd's journeys.

The real "Nation of daughters" is Mosuo people in Yunnan: Men do not marry women and do not marry, they just marry if they like each other

Their music is used not only in life, but also at some important festivals. In addition to singing, people of Mosuo also dance a variety of dances, of which there are dozens, and their dance moves and costumes showcase strong regional culture and customs. The ancient Mosuo were nomads and their best herds were yaks.

While this nation has a lot of etiquette, adult ceremony is most valued by many. The people here are different from us Han Chinese, we are eighteen years old, their age is much younger than us, 13 years old is an adult.

The real "Nation of daughters" is Mosuo people in Yunnan: Men do not marry women and do not marry, they just marry if they like each other

Gay adults are required to pants and skirts for women. For underage children, they have their own clothes, different from those of adults, and they all dress very simply. Adults can walking marriage, but they usually get married in year of dancing elephant, and many people put it off until age of 20. it's time to get married.

Walking marriage is also known as a matrilineal society. The status of a mother in a matriarchal society cannot be easily changed; in such an environment, under influence of such an environment, mothers have a relatively high status in social work and production, and in family life, mothers occupy a leading position. events have decision-making power.

The real "Nation of daughters" is Mosuo people in Yunnan: Men do not marry women and do not marry, they just marry if they like each other

Then what is a walking marriage? In family, not a single boy marries, he spends night in woman's house at night, and in morning returns to his house to continue his life. This is walking marriage of Mosuo people. How did you get married? Men and women here cannot speak freely during day, only at night gatherings organized by elders, they express their love for their loved ones by singing and dancing.

If a man also likes a woman, he will make an appointment during day and come to a grown woman's room in middle of night. This room is a house independent of mother's house. These men are not allowed to enter house through main entrance, they must climb out window to enter, and after entering, hang hats or some kind of decoration outside door< /strong> so you can show that you're dating without others getting in your way.

The real "Nation of daughters" is Mosuo people in Yunnan: Men do not marry women and do not marry, they just marry if they like each other

They then leave ladies' room before dawn. All members of female family are members of maternal family, that is, all women in this family have same surname, and property is inherited in accordance with nature of mother. a series of masculine names.

The moral consequences of custom of marriages on foot. Mosuo people grew up in matrilineal families where men and women were raised by women and they cultivated collectivism and virtues of mutual respect and love from an early age strongly> , children who grow up in such environment, will have a strong sense of respect for elders and love for young.

The real "Nation of daughters" is Mosuo people in Yunnan: Men do not marry women and do not marry, they just marry if they like each other

When they eat, they demand that elders eat younger ones first. They are very reserved in themselves and will not do bad deeds, which left a deep imprint on morality of children. Although they have been influenced by outside world in recent years, their society has remained same as original customs and has not changed.

The economics of love in a walking marriage. In a matrilineal society, combinations are free. Even divorce will not be affected and there will be no disputes. As night falls, they will swap some unique items or accessories with their own stats, as long as they have a certain emotional basis.

The real "Nation of daughters" is Mosuo people in Yunnan: Men do not marry women and do not marry, they just marry if they like each other

The types of gifts are also very rich: it can be clothes, bracelets, rings and other items. Like bracelets and rings, they are signs of love. Only two of them and their mother know about these things. Due to numerous dates, relationship between them gradually warmed up and stabilized, and they will live a lifetime. If a man speaks sweet words and does nothing, he will be returned back to his mother's house after a long time.

With development of our society, this custom has been preserved only among Mosuo people today, and it may change in future. If someone wants to understand this culture, he can go to Mosuo people to travel and see difference in way of life we ‚Äč‚Äčlive.