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.