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I m so glad you liked the little boy, Kato, posted yesterday. Its one of my favourite photos from my trip to Vietnam.

His mother is a very talented weaver in the village of Darahoa famous for its ethnic fabrics. She really knows how to mix the colours. The designs are traditional KHo. The loom is in itself a work of art.
I bought a beautiful tablecloth made from the same style of material shes weaving at the time of the photo. She then sows the pieces together to make the tablecloth. She told me it takes a long time and I can believe her. I accepted the price she asked as I did not have the heart to bargain.

f6 1/30th sec zoom at 17mm ISO1600 (which explains the noise) natural indoor light no flash

I will discover in 2 weeks time if you will enjoy the photos as I am going to Scotland and visit some of the amazing places I saw on EPZ (Glencoe and Rannoch Moor) as well as Ardnamuchan.

Have a good fortnight and dont forget to leave a comment if you have the time. Thank you very much.

All the best,


Tags: Photo journalism Weaver Vietnam Central highlands Landscape and travel Portraits and people Loom Da lat Darahoa Kho hill tribe Chill hill tribe Tho cam ethnic fabric Lam dong province

Voters: User_Removed, Buffalo_Tom, Grimm and 52 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes


User_Removed 13 16 England
9 May 2008 8:42AM
Lovely candid captures; nice colours!

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Buffalo_Tom Plus
13 2.3k 9 Wales
9 May 2008 8:42AM
Lovely collection of cultural images.Well taken.
9 May 2008 8:49AM
Another great set of images. I like the colours captured in 1.
pascalg Plus
12 37 France
9 May 2008 8:59AM
#3 is very moving...
Barbaraj 12 450 England
9 May 2008 9:10AM
Some wonderful photos the first shows her lost in thought.
challicew 11 1 1 South Africa
9 May 2008 9:43AM
Once again, an outstanding set of photographs!
TelStar 14 116 United Kingdom
9 May 2008 9:48AM
Great insight to a skilled craft worker; lovely shots.

AlanBW 13 20 England
9 May 2008 10:03AM
Super series, love V4
crookymonsta Plus
11 842 10 England
9 May 2008 10:49AM
Love the context of this and your earlier series. Sandra
Bodiewil 12 46 Wales
9 May 2008 11:15AM
Wonderful work JNC, love the portrait in No4

mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.7k 2093 United Kingdom
9 May 2008 11:39AM
V2 for me, for Kato!
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
9 May 2008 12:07PM
Good to see the entire process and the beautiful faces on #4

NevP 14 853 13 Canada
9 May 2008 1:52PM
A nice series, but no.3 stands out for me, with the little boys eye just coming through.
JudeC 12 6 3 England
9 May 2008 2:06PM
Lovely set of images from Vietnam - Jude.
Bob_V 12 1 2 United States
9 May 2008 3:33PM
What a wonderful series.
jaktis 15 84 Sweden
9 May 2008 5:29PM
A lovely and interesting serie

celestun 15 29 14 United Kingdom
10 May 2008 9:56AM
Lovely blend of colours and you really captured the mood and the technique involved.

Well done!

GrahamBaines 12 39 United Kingdom
10 May 2008 1:11PM
Wonderful images Jean-Noel, I must go back to Vietnam, such a fantastically photogenic place, and last time I only had a snapper.

Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
10 May 2008 6:58PM
A smashing set of images, I like the array of colours and vibrancy in them
brownsilent 12 7 2 United Kingdom
13 May 2008 8:21PM
Lovely images once again Jean Noel, and a great story to go with the rooster.
14 May 2008 3:24AM
Excellent shots, again, JN. I love the finished products hung that way and Kato's so cute.
Hop-A-Long 12 52 1 England
14 May 2008 9:58PM
Excellent images. Great work.
japa 13 3 United Kingdom
25 May 2008 7:53AM
you have some cracking shots in here, lovely image, Trish
dianah 13 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
27 May 2008 9:15PM
A wonderful series of shots as usual Jean. They are always so interesting.
28 May 2008 5:56PM
Love the picture story JeanNoel, fine images, Adrian
proz 15 205 United States
29 May 2008 8:23PM
excellent as always
1 Jun 2008 10:50PM
Lots of thanks. So please you like the photos of Vietnam. I'm saving hard to go back there again. JNC
piccy 13 8 Wales
3 Jun 2008 7:52PM
Love the view of the loom - she is very talented, beautiful workmanship.

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