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Jpeg 51K  9510K31 Flowery Hmong women at a small local market on the way down from the mountains around Sa Pa towards the town of Lao Cai, Lao Cai Province. Note their plain indigo dyed leg wrappings; mid-length skirt with applique, wax resist insert with some applique; relatively short front and back machine applique aprons; and blouses - one purchased velour and the other indigo dyed woven bast or purchased cotton fabric with applique and possibly some embroidery around the neck, front opening and sleeve bottoms.  On their heads one woman is wearing an imported machine woven woollen scarf from China and the other appears to be wearing an apron to protect her head from the sun.I bought a length of wax resist and a machine applique apron from these women.
Flowery Hmong women at a small local market on the way down from the mountains around Sa Pa towards the town of Lao Cai, Lao Cai Province. Note their plain indigo dyed leg wrappings; mid-length skirt with applique, wax resist insert with some applique; relatively short front and back machine applique aprons; and blouses - one purchased velour and the other indigo dyed woven bast or purchased cotton fabric with applique and possibly some embroidery around the neck, front opening and sleeve bottoms.  On their heads one woman is wearing an imported machine woven woollen scarf from China and the other appears to be wearing an apron to protect her head from the sun.I bought a length of wax resist and a machine applique apron from these women.
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