Mien Yao/Dao tribe shoemaker fixing a shoe (Mèo Vac, Vietnam)
If you know the name of this type of Chinese-made sewing machine, please post a Comment or email me.
The shoe he is fixing was so old and used that I could not believe it was worth fixing. But for the tribe people, fixing old shoes is worth it, since it costs only a couple of cents, while a new paire costs probably close to one dollar.
See more photos of this shoewmaker.
Photos of people from the "Mien Yao/Dao" tribe (Vietnam).
Thanks to Pamela A Cross from www.tribaltextiles.info for her help in identifying this tribe.
Pamela A Cross wrote: The style of headdress, plucked eyebrows and plucked forehead, the rectangular silver plaque with stars below the neck (and the style of chain), and the trousers or pants they appear to be wearing, all suggest that they are they are Mien Yao/Dao. The tunic embroidery although very garish is typically Mien Yao.
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.