Ethnic Villages Bolaven Plateau Laos Photography

Travel Stock Images By Sally Hill

Daily life in ethnic villages on the Bolaven Plateau Laos, home to the Katu, Nge, Katang and other Mon Khmer ethnic groups. Harvested grain, chillies, peanuts and maize are dried outside on mats. The Katang weave and maintain their traditions practicing both animism, shamanism and buffalo sacrifice. The Katu uniquely carve wooden coffins well before an expected death and store them under their houses or rice sheds. The government has provided schools, electricity and water pumps to some villages. Stilt palm and thatch houses are built from ratten and wood.



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1. School children from ethnic village Bolaven Plateau Laos. School children on their way home to their ethnic villages on the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos.

2. Woman with weavings ethnic village Bolaven Plateau Laos. Vertical image of a woman weaving, her finished fabric displayed in the foreground. Shot in an ethnic village on the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos.

3. Small boy Bolaven Plateau Laos. A small ethnic village boy from the Bolaven Plateau in Southern Laos.

4. Woman weaving Bolaven Plateau Laos. A woman at her loom weaving in the ethnic village of Ban Houay Houn, a village known for its weaving situated on the Bolaven Plateau in Southern Laos.

5. Village school Bolaven Plateau Laos. Lao ethnic children being taught in their village school classroom on the Bolaven Plateau, Laos.

6. Village school Bolaven Plateau Laos. A new ethnic village school under construction, the thatching still to be completed on the Bolaven Plateau, Laos.

7. Pigs feeding daily life ethnic village Bolaven Plateau Laos. A woman putting grain out to dry while pigs feed. Daily life in an ethnic village on the Bolaven Plateau, southern Laos.

8. Large sleeping pig in an ethnic village Bolaven Plateau Laos. A large sleeping pig in an ethnic village on the Bolaven Plateau, southern Laos

9. Woman smoking bamboo water pipe Bolaven Plateau Laos. A woman in an ethnic village enjoying smoking a bamboo water pipe on the Bolaven Plateau, Laos.

10. Village water pump Bolaven Plateau Laos. The government supplied water pump supplying water to the village.

11. Curious children ethnic village Bolaven Plateau Laos. Curious ethnic children in a village on the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos.

12. Ethnic boy peanuts maize chillies village Bolaven Plateau Laos. Boy standing by peanuts, maize and chillies laid out to dry, in an ethnic village on the Bolaven Plateau, southern Laos.

13. Ethnic village with satellite dish Bolaven Plateau Laos. A mixture of traditional and modern, an ethnic village with a satellite dish and electricity on the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos.

14. Ethnic village palm and thatch house Bolaven Plateau Laos. Ethnic village palm-and-thatch house on the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos.

15. Man repairing his house ethnic village Bolaven Plateau Laos. A man repairing his bamboo and wooden house in an ethnic village on the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos.

16. Woman off to market ethnic village Bolaven Plateau Laos. Woman off to market from an ethnic village on the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos.

17. Man crushing rice in a mill ethnic village Bolaven Plateau Laos. A man crushing rice in a wooden mill, in an ethnic village on the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos.

18. Man making baskets Bolaven Plateau Laos. A villager crafting baskets from rattan on the porch of his palm and thatch house, on the Bolaven Plateau in Southern Laos.

19. Basket weaving ethnic village Bolaven Plateau Laos. A work in progress a basket woven from rattan by a man in an ethnic village on the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos.

20. Drying maize peanuts ethnic village Bolaven Plateau Laos. Woman walking past peanuts, maize and chillies laid out to dry in an ethnic village on the Bolaven Plateau, southern Laos.

21. Village custom house for anamistic ceremonies Bolaven Plateau. The inside of the centrally situated, ethnic village Custom House used for animistic ceremonies often involving animal sacrifice, for example buffalo.

22. Carved wooden coffin ethnic village Bolaven Plateau Laos. Coffins carved from wood well before an expected death are stored beneath the houses in an ethnic village on the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos.

23. Carved wooden coffin ethnic village Bolaven Plateau Laos. Coffins carved from wood well before an expected death are stored beneath the houses in an ethnic village on the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos.

24. Daily life garden ethnic village Bolaven Plateau Laos. In an ethnic village on the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos this house's family had a small garden and had just spread out canvas to dry grain or other produce.

25. Villager mending his fishing net ethnic village Bolaven Plateau Laos. A villager mending his fishing net in an ethnic village on the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos.

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