Local Color

Village weaving--performed on Swedish-style looms, and done exclusively by women.

This girl shows how it's done. She was so fast, things got a little blurred. Incredibly deft and sure, still it will take her two weeks or more to do a weaving she may sell for $6 or $7 USD.

These ladies are everywhere there are tourists, trying to get you to buy a bracelet, or 10 of them. Here, Antoine adopts the typical ploy of the foreigner--look slightly dazed, and smile often. These ladies will also sell you other, less legal things should you be so inclined. And if you fail to buy anything after all their efforts, they'll wag their fingers ominously at you, making you fear that bad luck will befall you. So, I bought a couple of bracelets!

Sheasworth 2006-2007 |Grand Canyon | Australia | India
2004 |Sea Kayaking NZ and Fiji | New Zealand South Island | Vietnam | Northern Laos | India | Germany | Welcome to Australia