Photographer's Note

This is a scene from the Bung Ban Fai festival in Roi Et, in Thailand’s Laotian speaking North East. The festivals take place in many part of the North-East and are intended to call for the rains to come at the end of the dry season. These ladies were sheltering in a nearby workshop waiting for their turn to dance in the parade. They are not wearing the traditional costume of this region as they would for folk dances (loctoon and Molam) but the traditional court dress of the Siamese Kingdom. This is because they are going to present the Thai classical dancing. I think they present a perfect image of what Thais would consider the traditional beauty.

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Additional Photos by kevin o'sheehan (kevinos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 173 N: 1802] (7517)
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