unidentified domestic object used by tribe people - vietnam

Unidentified domestic object used by tribe people (Mèo Vac, Vietnam)

Looks like a bottomless bucket with some protuding wooden parts inside and outside.­ I could not figure out what it is for, but it seems to be a common object.­

hill tribes indigenous market mèo vạc
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.