mien yao/­dao tribe woman - vietnam

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mien yao/­dao tribe woman - vietnam

Mien Yao/­Dao tribe woman (Mèo Vac, Vietnam)

The teeth covered with gold-like metal indicate that this woman is married.­ It's convenient: as soon as the woman or teenage girl smiles, you know if she is single or not! Girls from ethnic minorities (i.­e.­ tribes) marry at about 14 or 15 years of age.­

See more smiles with golden teeth!.

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November 20, 2005
Route 4B, Mèo Vạc District, Ha Giang, Vietnam

Photos of Vietnam tribe women with gold teeth.­

The healthy teeth covered with gold indicate that the woman is married.­ It's the equivalent of a wedding ring.­

It's convenient: as soon as the woman or teenage girl smiles, you know if she is single or not!

Girls from ethnic minorities (i.­e.­ tribes) marry at about 14 or 15 years of age.­

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.­

- Markets of Vietnam.

- Tiết canh (raw blood soup).

- Road construction in Vietnam.

- Spaying a piglet.