Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Sapa's hill tribe people

The people from the hill tribes surrounding Sapa, are well known for their heavily embroidered fabric and costumes.

Not only are their costumes colourful, but so are some of their names – White Dao, Flower H’mong and Black H’mong.

4 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

This is a beautiful post, this kind of work must have gone on there for centuries, designs and patterns being handed down from mother to daughter.
The wook look very good quality

dive said...

Old Wom's right.
Beautiful people making beautiful things.
Those fabrics and colours are amazing, Jules. But the smiles are the best. What a contrast to the high street fashion tat we have here, made by child labour in neighbouring China.

Andrea said...

Wonderful post. They look so happy.

Jules said...

We bought some costumes and I have them hanging up here - they look sensational.