"lo lo den" tribe woman with red lips caused by chewing betelnut - vietnam

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"lo lo den" tribe woman with red lips caused by chewing betelnut - vietnam

"Lo Lo Den" Tribe woman with red lips caused by chewing Areca nut (also called Betelnut or Betel Quids) (Bảo Lạc, Vietnam)

The Areca nut is wrapped with "lá trầu" leaf (Betel leaf) and chewed for its exhilarating lift.­ Betel chewing has been claimed to produce a sense of well-being, euphoria, heightened alertness, sweating, salivation, a hot sensation in the body and increased capacity to work.­

Just like alcohol, tobacco, coffee and sakau, Areca nut and Betel leaf are culturally-approved psychoactive drugs.­

The Areca nut, by association, is sometimes inaccurately called the "Betel nut".­

See the Areca nut Wikipedia page.

See the "lá trầu" (Betel) leaves Wikipedia article.

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November 21, 2005
Route 34, Bảo Lạc District, Cao Bang, Vietnam

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

This small series is part of my Vietnam photo album.

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.

Photos of people from the "Lo Lo Den" (Black Lo Lo) Tribe (Vietnam).­

Thanks to Pamela A Cross from www.­tribaltextiles.­info for her help in identifying this tribe.­

The "Lo Lo" ethnic group's population was about 3,200 in 1989, according Vietnam's official survey data.­

They reside in Cao-Bang, Ha-Giang and Lao-Cai provinces, largely in the districts of Bao-Lac (Cao-Bang), Dong-Van and Meo-Vac (Ha-Giang), and Muong-Khuong (Lao-Cai).­ Like some other ethnoses in northern Viet Nam, the "Lo-Lo" have had their origin in southern China regions such as Sichuan and Yunnan provinces, who, according to historians and ethnologists, had established the Nam-Chien state by the end of the first millennium.­

You can find more information about the "Lo Lo" tribe on the "Vets with a Mission" website: www.­vwam.­com/­vets/­tribes/­lolo.­html

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.