Black Hmong Women

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Photo and caption by serap sabah

The Black Hmong hill tribe are by far the largest ethnic minority group in and around Sapa. They are called Black Hmong due to their deep indigo blue dress they wear which is actually hemp that's dyed violet from plants that explains also why most of the women have darker than usual hands. They wrap their legs, from ankle to knee, in black velvet which is held in place by a colourful band. They decorate themselves with many silver bracelets and large silver hoop earrings, often spotted with head gear, a tall round black hat and finishes off with colorful comb embed in their hair.

Location: Lao Chai Black Hmong village is about 10 km south of Sa Pa, Viet Nam


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