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Palaung - Kalaw market

(Silver Palaung at Kalaw market, Shan State, Myanmar (Burma) on the western edge of the Shan hills)

The Palaung, a name of Burmese origin, are a group of Mon-Khmer speaking peoples living in the mountains of Shan State and southern Kachin State in Myanmar. There are approximately 600,000 in Burma, some 12,000 in China and around 1,000 in northern Thailand. The Palaung may be divided into three main groups: the Shwe (also known as Golden Palaung or Ta-ang), the Pale (also known as Siler Palaung or Di-ang) and the Rumai. The Palaung featured in the photos below of Kalaw market and in and around Pein Ne Bin village, near Kalaw are all Silver Palaung. The market in Kalaw is one of a series of markets which rotate between a series of towns over a five day cycle. (See also two Padaung ( a sub-group of the Karen) women shopping at the same market).

all text & images Pamela A Cross

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to 78K Jpeg Rotating five day market in Kalaw, southwestern Shan State
to 64K Jpeg The city of Kalaw set in the hills of southwestern Shan state
to Jpeg 94K Rotating five day market in Kalaw, southwestern Shan State
to Jpeg 91K Silver Palaung market traders at the rotating five day market in Kalaw, southwestern Shan State
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to Jpeg 86K Silver Palaung market trader at the rotating five day market in Kalaw, southwestern Shan State
to Jpeg 90K Silver Palaung woman at the rotating five day market in Kalaw, southwestern Shan State
to Jpeg 79K Silver Palaung woman taking a break at the 5 day rotating market in Kalaw, southwestern Shan State
to 72K Jpeg Silver Palaung woman with a bask on her back striding through the market in Kalaw, Shan State
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to Jpeg 73K Silver Palaung woman talking to another woman (it is not clear what ethnic group she is from) at Kalaw market, Shan State
to Jpeg 71K Silver Palaung woman at Kalaw market, Shan State
to Jpeg 60K Silver Palaung woman at Kalaw market, Shan State
to Jpeg 62K Silver Palaung woman coming away from Kalaw market, Shan State
to Jpeg 72K Silver Palaung woman coming away from the market in Kalaw. Note her traditional woven bag for produce
to Jpeg 74K Silver Palaung woman coming away from the market in Kalaw. Note her traditional woven bag for produce
to Jpeg 63K Silver Palaung buying their last supplies at a shop before they catch the bus bus back to their village after the Kalaw five-day rotating market in Shan State,
to Jpeg 55K Woman selling woven textiles in Kalaw 5 day rotating market, Shan State. There would appear to be some Silver Palaung woven striped tubeskirts hanging to the right of the photo.
to Jpeg 65K Silver Palaung buying their last supplies at a shop before they catch the bus bus back to their village after the Kalaw five-day rotating market in Shan State,
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for more Silver Palaung go to Pein Ne Bin village
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