Shiny Bowls in Can Cau Market, Vietnam Shiny Bowls in Can Cau Market, Vietnam
16 Nov 2012

These beautiful shiny bowls were neatly arranged for display at one of the stalls catering to tourists in Can Cau market, Vietnam. Pleasant to look at, yet makes one wonder if they were made locally or had been imported solely for sale to tourists visiting the area.

The Saturday Can Cau market is a weekly meeting point for the ethnic minorities in the northwest Vietnam highlands, especially the Hmong people. They come to buy and sell farm products, animals, household items, corn wine, farming implements and such amongst the locals. Some come just to relax after a week of hard work, meet up with friends, eat and drink! Like the bowls, the traditional clothes of the ethnic groups are just as colourful and varied.

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