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Jpeg 37K 9510K33 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 skirts with machine applique, wax resist insert with some applique, embroidered insert; relatively short front and back machine applique aprons; machine applique bags hanging at the waists of two of the women; and blouses - one purchased velour and two 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 two women are wearing imported machine woven woollen scarfs 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 skirts with machine applique, wax resist insert with some applique, embroidered insert; relatively short front and back machine applique aprons; machine applique bags hanging at the waists of two of the women; and blouses - one purchased velour and two 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 two women are wearing imported machine woven woollen scarfs 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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