Sunday, May 23, 2010

Traditional Clothing in Laos

There are officially 49 different ethnic groups living in Laos. In Luang Prabang and northern Laos the majority of the population is made up of these ethnic minorities. Many of the ethnic groups continue to dress in hand woven clothes decorated with traditional motifs and using weaving techniques that have been passed down through the generations.

The traditional clothing from a number of these different ethnic groups including Khmu, Hmong, Akha and Lao Loem can be seen at the Hive Bar 'Ethnik Fashion Show'.