medicine man's most precious treasure - vietnam

Medicine man's most precious treasure (Mèo Vac, Vietnam)

It looked like very thin hair or fibers (probably hair, maybe of a rare animal?), in a container looking like a tiny shoe (doll shoe?).­ That was apparently something very precious for Medicine man, and he would keep it in a concealed pocket in his jacket.­

See more photos of the Mèo Vac medicine man and his treasures.

hand healer healing hill tribes indigenous market medicine man mèo vạc vietnam shaman
Route 4B, Mèo Vạc District, Ha Giang, Vietnam

Photos from of my 30-day trip around Vietnam in November 2005.­

You can also check these smaller selections of photos on selected subjects:

- Tribe people of Vietnam: A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.­

- Markets of Vietnam.

- Tiết canh (raw blood soup).

- Road construction in Vietnam.

- Spaying a piglet.

well! this is the first time I seen this thing. I don't know but I think this thing can not help any thing for him to treat sick people.