Up in the beautiful Lugu Lake in southwest China, 2,700 metres above sea level is the place where Mosuo tribe, one of the last matriarchal societies in the world, inhabits. There, women make most major decisions, have the rightful ownership of land and houses, and full rights to the children they gave birth.
The most unique custom of Mosou people is their walking marriage. Female may take as many lovers as they are pleased over their lifetime. Instead of getting marriage and having husband, they have male companions instead.
Italian photographer – Luca Locatelli, spent over a month documenting their lives to bring us the exceptional series about the life at “Kingdom of Women”.
A beautiful Mosuo woman wears a tribal headdress and traditional dress
In this beautiful and peaceful tribe, any children born would be raised by their mothers, there are no words to express "father" or "husband". All the adult male are called "uncle".
Two women row a canoe made of wood across a lake. There\'s a determination and steeliness in their expression showing that they are familliar with doing hard work on their own.
During day, men do jobs such as fishing and animal rearing while women work in the land. Men are allowed to visit women home at night, often secretly
The life of young female has currently changed a lot and affected by outsiders. They follow the tradition, but they still enjoy Internet, music and fashion
Their lives are peaceful and slow in a remarkable beautiful landscape
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