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What could smile possibly bring!

A Black Hmong woman probably in her best togs wearing the black indigo outfit as parts of her traditional dress code, and getting a complete stranger to smile indeed is pure joy!
Traditionally this ethnic minority weave their fabrics on a daily basis using locally grown cotton, hemp and silk which are then dyed with indigo plants extract. This explains why her hand or her palm, like most of the women in her village have darker than usual hands! It's an authentic insight into how one of the last secluded ethnic communities have managed to sustain their traditional way of life for generations.

Thanks to the natural blue & black colouring from the indigo..

I thoroughly enjoy the cultural experiences which is what travel photography is all about..
Taken at Lao Cai village, Sapa on a cool morning

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