Thai woman showing a head cloth which she embroidered several years
before - the style has less ornate edging than ones being made and
worn today. Note that, inside the house, she is not wearing
a head cloth but showing her hair knot secured by a silver coloured
coin fastening. This is the lady who was demonstrating weaving
in the loom above for which we went to a neighbour's house as this
Black Thai lady did not have a loom currently set up in her house.
The lady of the house - shown in the photo to the right of this
one with a more modern head cloth - was out collecting wood for
her cooking fire when we first arrived at her home and watched the
weaving. Both head cloths are now in my collection purchased
by way of thanks and in memory of these ladies' kind and generous
hospitality. Dien Bien Phu, Lai Chau Province.