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The Lu people from Lai Chau Province in North Vietnam cultivate both cotton, silk and indigo dye to make their costumes. They select colorful fabrics with bird, tree and flower patterns to patchwork together in long small strips before decorating the jackets with silver studs and coins. The most complicated part of the outfit is the rhombic weaving pattern on the skirt. Lu women are deemed not fit for matrimony until they can make their own clothes.

The Lu people from Lai Chau Province in North Vietnam cultivate both cotton, silk and indigo dye to make their costumes. They select colorful fabrics with bird, tree and flower patterns to patchwork together in long small strips before decorating the jackets with silver studs and coins. The most complicated part of the outfit is the rhombic weaving pattern on the skirt. Lu women are deemed not fit for matrimony until they can make their own clothes.

planting rice in Sapa

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