Hmong in their New Year's finery

Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by Deborah Shames

I was fortunate enough to stumble upon the New Years celebration of the Hmong tribe in Luang Prabang, Laos. From courting rituals and carnival games, to food stalls there were hundreds of Hmong villagers dressed in their finest. These young women were stand outs.

Location: Luang Prabang, Laos


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