As soon as a Mosuo girl becomes old enough, she learns the tasks that she will perform for the rest of her life.
Mosuo women do all the housework, including cleaning, tending the fire, cooking, gathering firewood, feeding the livestock, and spinning and weaving.
In the past, due to isolation, Mosuo women produced all their own household goods.
Today, due to increased trade with surrounding villages and cities, it is easier to obtain goods.
; also spelled Moso), often called the Na among themselves, are a small ethnic group living in Yunnan and Sichuan Provinces in China, close to the border with Tibet.
Consisting of a population of approximately 40,000, many of them live in the Yongning region, around Lugu Lake, in Labai, in Muli, and in Yanyuan, located high in the Himalayas ().
They produce a local alcoholic beverage made from grain, called sulima, which is similar to strong wine.