Boy’s fish skin costume

Wenfeng You, a Hezhe woman, made this outfit for her grandson using 25 salmon, which were caught by family members. She scraped, dried and worked the skins to make them light and soft as cotton, yet durable, waterproof and cold-resistant. She pieced them together in accordance with the colour and scale patterns of the fish.

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If you were to wear clothes made from a food you eat, which food would you choose and how would you wear it?

responded: May 29, 2010

Posted by stacey

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I would love to wear tanned fish skin, as it is the only animal that I eat. Living in Vancouver, I see many lovely things made of salmon skin... but since the salmon are all disappearing, there may be very little opportunity to collect enough to clothe myself. My next best food clothing would be hemp - eat the seeds, wear the clothes.

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