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    Thai Leu Tribe in Phrae

    There is a community of Thai Leu people living in Phrae.
    They originally came from The Xishuangbanna region of China.
    They keep to themselves mostly but last night they were having a bash and I got invited.

    First up is the Thai Leu dancing.


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    Look at the girl on the right, she is only three years old


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    Then their elder sisters had a go


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    I was surprised to learn that they were all Bhuddists, even before they moved from Xishuangbanna.
    This is the temple they have built






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    The Thai Leu grannies were there too, selling their handicrafts


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    She is making roofing sheets from teak tree leaves.
    Ten baht a length but it needs replacing every year


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    Hand fans, little bottle thingies and handbags


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    nice pics and thread

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    No evening would be complete without a live band and on hand to make it an evening to remember, was the local heavy rock group.
    I think the guitarist may be a rolling stones fan.

    Last edited by Thetyim; 23-07-2009 at 09:09 PM.

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    And now the highlight of the evening, ...... the banquet.
    It was different.

    Definitely on the unkind side of delicious but the better side of edible.
    I was worried that the bogs rolls were put out for a reason which would put a new meaning on the expression "fast food"
    however I survived unscathed.




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    Interesting photos. Thanks!

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    Great stuff Thetyim, not sure how I missed it earlier.

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    Very cool.

    I know a girl from Phrae, so now it's nice to know what her home is all about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaffyDuck
    I know a girl from Phrae
    Do you know which village she is from?

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    Great thread Thetyim. What was the bash in aid of?
    I find it interesting to see how each region has its own identifiable dress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astasinim
    What was the bash in aid of?
    Just to promote the Thai Leu as a possible tourist attraction.
    I and two other farangs were invited along by the head of Phrae tourism.
    There are 5000 Thai Leu living in Phrae and they are planning a big get together with members from other regions, Phayao and Lampang

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    Good stuff. I hope it works out for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astasinim
    I find it interesting to see how each region has its own identifiable dress.
    They are a hill tribe, so that is not a dress style from the Phrae region. They will wear the same style wherever they are living.

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    I know theyre a hill tribe. I wasnt trying to imply it was the regional dress for Phrae, but just commenting on, how I find the difference in dress from region to region interesting.

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    Nice pics.

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    thanks, some nice shots. I was up in Mae Hong Son couple of months ago and visted the Padaung tribes and soem Karen refugess camps as well. I love the north for people photography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astasinim
    I know theyre a hill tribe. I wasnt trying to imply it was the regional dress for Phrae, but just commenting on, how I find the difference in dress from region to region interesting.
    Quote Originally Posted by madjbs
    that is not a dress style from the Phrae region. They will wear the same style wherever they are living.
    as he said, it is a tribal dress, not a regional one

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    Great thread and photos, thanks!

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    Lovely cultural extension and images, Thety. Handsome folk, they are.

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