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Jumeaux

Twins

Les jumeaux d’un village des tribus montagnardes en Thaïlande du Nord.

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White Karen women from Mae Sariang.

I spent lovely days in Mae Sariang area. The Karen hilltribe people live in the lush, green hill country located 4 hours drive from the city of Chiang Mai.

The rain season has begun in Thailand. The Karen spend entire days working on the fields. During the day mostly old women sit on a porch their wooden houses. The time of festivals and holidays come in December.


Akha girl in Chiang Mai.

The girl in traditional Akha garb visiting Chiang Mai.


Breakfast at Lahu village.

A Lahu village in Mae Hong Son Province was a stop on the trail in Northern Thailand.

Toast, coffee and eggs were provided by our chauffeur. The cousins of our host were watching us during the meal.


Hmong boy from Mae Hong Son.

In the North West corner of Thailand there are many Hmong villages. During hot March days adults work in the fields and children play between houses.


Red Karen woman from Thailand.

Young Red Karen woman met in Mae Hong Song Province near Burmese border.


Barefooted old Black Hmong man in Sapa. North Vietnam

April days can be pretty chilly in Sapa. The old, barefooted peasant marched some miles to sell some weed and herbs at the town’s market.


Black Hmong woman presents her silver earrings.

Sapa region in North Vietnam is visually dominated by the tribal women wearing indigo dyed garb. Many of them wear distinctive, round earrings.


Akha woman selling tribal jewelry in Bangkok.

Khao San road in Bangkok attracts enterprising Thais from entire country. Smart Akha woman in her tribal outfit sells cheap jewelry produced by manufacturers located around Chiang Mai. Don’t be fooled. The knick knack is produced on an industrial scale in Thailand. Nothing comes straight from Akha villages.


Angami Naga woman in Mezoma village. Nagaland

The Naga women still wear jewelry made of glass beads and semi precious stones. The carnelian necklaces are the most popular heirloom jewelry among the Angamis.