Shopping at the Bac Ha Market (Day 118 – 2016)

Shopping at the Bac Ha Market
Shopping at the Bac Ha Market

Vietnamese ethnic groups (Miao, Hmong, Dao OJ, Tay and Giay), who inhabit the mountainous region of Bac Ha,  come to the market here in the village of Bac Ha for trading all kinds of spices, tobacco, food, fabrics and crafts.  The small village of Bac Ha is in the Northern Vietnam mountains, close to the Chinese border.

Beautiful Handiwork (Day 111 – 2016)

Beautiful Handiwork
Beautiful Handiwork

In between all the daily work of preparing meals, looking after children & the household, and working in the fields, the ladies of the Red Dao tribe in Northern Vietnam spend their remaining time working on their embroidery. Circles of women gather to gossip and embroider their beautiful patterns.