Black Hmong

The black Hmong people who are inhabitants of highlands living in the Lao Cai province of northern Vietnam, has no equal in the art of making colored fabrics. Almost all-intricate costume of the local women: the jacket, skirt, leggings and turban are dyed in various shades of color, made from the indigo plant, from bright blue to almost black. In the fall the Hmong villages are colored in black and blue; they boil, dry, and sew pieces of fabric together. It takes no less than two square meters of cloth to make a turban like this one, and it has to be wrapped around the head 10-15 times. Often the cardboard lining is used as the basis for the turban. Vietnam, Lao Cai.