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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!.

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 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.