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Palaung - Pein Ne Bin village

(A Silver Palaung village, Pein Ne Bin, Shan State, Myanmar (Burma) two miles west of Kalaw 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 Silver Palaung or Di-ang) and the Rumai. The Palaung in the photos below, taken in and around Pein Ne Bin village near Kalaw, Shan State and in Kalaw market are all Silver Palaung.

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to 108K Jpeg  Looking down onto terraceswhere some tea bushes are growing during the climb up the track to Pein Ne Bin village, a Silver Palaung village, near Kalaw in southwestern Shan State.
to 80K Jpeg Looking down into a narrow valley during the climb up the track to Pein Ne Bin village, a Silver Palaung village, near Kalaw in southwestern Shan State
to 81K Jpeg Looking up the path at the entrance to Pein Ne Bin village, a Silver Palaung village, near Kalaw in southwestern Shan State
to 67K Jpeg A Silver Palaung family sitting on their porch in Pein Ne Bin village, near Kalaw in southwestern Shan State
to 98K Jpeg A Silver Palaung house in Pein Ne Bin village, near Kalaw in southwestern Shan State
to 94K Jpeg Drying tea in the sun in Pein Ne Bin village, a Silver Palaung village, near Kalaw in southwestern Shan State
to 77K Jpeg Tea has been treated in hot water and is being drained in Pein Ne Bin village, a Silver Palaung village, near Kalaw in southwestern Shan State. Note the woman wearing traditional Silver Palaung clothing and a velvet decorated with woollen bobbles. This hat is reputed to be worn by young girls and unmarried women. This woman would appear to be with her baby and husband! The baby is wearing a pieced hat.
to 60K Jpeg Lightly heating the tea leaves in some water over the wood fire in Pein Ne Bin village, a Silver Palaung village, near Kalaw in southwestern Shan State. The Silver Palaung are famous for their 'pickled tea'.
to 73K Jpeg Silver Palaung woman in Pein Ne Bin village, near Kalaw in southwestern Shan State, weaving a length of cotton fabric to make a tube skirt similar to the one she is wearing. Note the narrow stripes in warp threads. She is using a very simple backstrap loom with a wide leather back support. She is wearing a velvet decorated cap which is reputed to be worn by young girls and unmarried women although she appeared to be a married woman with a husband and baby. She has a very wide band of decoration using many rows of sequins on the back of her blouse.
to 67K Jpeg The warp threads and partly woven length of a bag which is used to carry produce in a house in Pein Ne Bin, a Silver Palaung village near Kalaw in southwestern Shan State. The thread is probably cotton purchased in the market.
to 69K Jpeg A Silver Palaung woman and her young child in Pein Ne Bin village near Kalaw, northwestern Shan State. He is wearing a hat made of what appears to be felted fabric in different colours. His mother is wearing a cap usually worn young girls and unmarried women. The fabric in her blouse is typical of the shiny, velour fabrics which are currently popular. Note the embroidered seams where the sleeves are set into the blouse and which are also decorated with sequins.
to 68K Jpeg A Silver Palaung young boy in Pein Ne Bin village near Kalaw, northwestern Shan State. He is wearing a hat made of what appears to be felted fabric in different colours.
to 74K Jpeg A mother and son in Pein Ne Bin, a Silver Palaung village in southwestern Shan State. She is wearing the typical woven tube skirt with narrow stripes. The cap that she is wearing would normally be worn by a young girl or unmarried woman.
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to 86K Jpeg A group of young men near the entrance to the Silver Palaung village of Pein Ne Bin near Kalaw, northwestern Shan State
to 90K Jpeg House in Pein Ne Bin, a Silver Palaung village near Kalaw in northwestern Shan State. The house will probably house more than one family.
to 79K Jpeg The Buddhist temple in the centre of Pein Ne Bin village near Kalaw, northwestern Shan State.
to 76K Jpeg Silver Palaung gathering together to pray in the Buddhist temple in the centre of Pein Ne Bin village near Kalaw, northwestern Shan State on 'Full Moon Day' after the night of the full moon.
to 66K Jpeg Silver Palaung women gathering together to pray in the Buddhist temple in the centre of Pein Ne Bin village near Kalaw, northwestern Shan State on 'Full Moon Day' after the night of the full moon. Note the two women in traditional woven skirts, decorated bloues and the woman on the left of centre wearing bamboo or rattan hoops around her waist.
to 78K Jpeg Silver Palaung gathering together to pray in the Buddhist temple in the centre of Pein Ne Bin village near Kalaw, northwestern Shan State on 'Full Moon Day' after the night of the full moon. Most of the women are not wearing traditional dress although there are a few women who are doing so.
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to 80K Jpeg A Silver Palaung woman in the Buddhist temple at Pein Ne Bin village near Kalaw, northwestern Shan State joining in the prayers on the day after the full moon 'Full Moon Day". She is wearing a traditional hand woven skirt, embroidered shiny velvet blouse and the Silver Palaung identifying bamboo or rattan hoops. There are also glimpses of a white sash and also dark silky threads tied around the waist.
to 90K Jpeg A Silver Palaung woman in the Buddhist temple at Pein Ne Bin village near Kalaw, northwestern Shan State joining in the prayers on the day after the full moon 'Full Moon Day". She is wearing a traditional hand woven skirt, embroidered shiny velvet blouse and the Silver Palaung identifying bamboo or rattan hoops.
to 76K Jpeg Silver Palaung women in the Buddhist temple at Pein Ne Bin village near Kalaw, northwestern Shan State joining in the prayers on the day after the full moon 'Full Moon Day". They are wearing traditional hand woven tube skirts, embroidered blouses of a slightly shiny fabric and the Silver Palaung identifying bamboo or rattan hoops. The woman in the centre of the photo is also wearing a white metal belt. A white sash and black silky threads can also been seen amongst the hoops.
to 97K Jpeg The bamboo and rattan hoops which are such an identifier of Silver Palaung women being worn by a woman at the 'Full Moon Day' prayers in the Buddhist temple in Pein Ne Bin village near Kalaw, southwestern Shan State. Note the white sash and coiled thread showing under the hoops which are being worn over the traditional hand woven tube skirt. The decorated back of the blouse can be seen above.
to 75K Jpeg Mother and small boy at the 'Full Moon day' prayers in the Buddhist temple in the Silver Palaung Pein Ne Bin village near Kalaw, southwestern Shan State.
to 78K Jpeg Prayers for the 'Full Moon day' in the Buddhist temple in the Silver Palaung village of Pein Ne Bin near Kalaw, southwestern Shan State.
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to 68K Jpeg Silver Palaung man in the Buddhist temple in Pein Ne Bin village near Kalaw, southwestern Shan State
to 73K Jpeg Silver Palaung boy in Pein Ne Bin village near Kalaw, southwestern Shan State
to 75K Jpeg Silver Palaung woman wearing the traditional hand woven tube skirt and decorated blouse carrying food utensils back from the communal meal for the 'Full Moon day' festival
to 63K Jpeg Silver Palaung men eating the communal meal at the 'Full Moon day' festival in Pein Ne Bin village near Kalaw, southwestern Shan State
to 81K Jpeg Silver Palaung women eating the communal meal at the 'Full Moon day' festival in Pein Ne Bin village near Kalaw, southwestern Shan State. Note their traditional hand woven tube skirts, embroidered jackets, turbans and the bamboo rattan hoops around the waist, particularly of the woman on the right of the photo.
to 68K Jpeg The communal meal on the 'Full Moon day' festival in the Silver Palaung village of Pein Ne Bin, near Kalaw, southwestern Shan State - the monks and the men of the village. The men in the foreground are probably some of the senior men of the village. The monks are seen eating in the background.
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to 82K Jpeg Two women at the communal meal on the 'Full Moon day' festival in the Silver Palaung village of Pein Ne Bin, near Kalaw, southwestern Shan State. This photograph shows good examples of the traditional costume
83K Jpeg A Silver Palaung woman in traditional dress in Pein Ne Bin village, near Kalaw, southwestern Shan State. This photograph shows a good example of the traditional costume
to 44K Jpeg A Silver Palaung woman in traditional dress on the porch outside a house in Pein Ne Bin village, near Kalaw, southwestern Shan State. This photograph shows a good example of the traditional costume although she does not appear to be wearing any bamboo or rattan hoops.
to 54K Jpeg A buddhist nun in the Silver Palaung village of Pein Ne Bin village near Kalaw, soutwestern Shan State.
to 68K Jpeg Silver Palaung women praying on 'Full Moon day' in Pein Ne Bin village, near Kalaw southwestern Shan State.
to 62K Jpeg Silver Palaung woman in traditional dress in Pein Ne Bin village near Kalaw, southwestern Shan State. Note that she is wearing two blouses (or salow) over what looks like a cotton tee-shirt. You can just see her bamboo or rattan hoops around her waist which seem to be fastened together by white metal clasps.
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to 64K Jpeg A Silver Palaung family inside their house in Pein Ne Bin village near Kalaw, southwestern Shan State.
to 70K Jpeg Freshwater fish hanging up in a Silver Palaung house in Pein Ne Bin village near Kalaw, southwestern Shan state.
to 69K Jpeg A hand woven Silver Palaung woman's tube skirt and a man's trousers hanging over a woven split bamboo wall under a house in Pein Ne Bin village near Kalaw, southwestern Shan state.
to 93K Jpeg Silver Palaung man on the track from Pein Ne Bin village near Kalaw, Shan State
to 97K Jpeg Silver Palaung man on the track to Pein Ne Bin village near Kalaw, Shan State
to 74K Jpeg Silver Palaung woman carrying the weight of a heavy basket on her head in the hills near to Kalaw. It is interesting to note that she has used a deep pink satin brocade for the wide edging around the front and neck of her blouse.
to 96K Jpeg A bullock cart in the Silver Palaung village of Pein Ne Bin near Kalaw in southwestern Shan state.
to 110K Jpeg A bullock cart racing down the track from Pein Ne Bin village near Kalaw, Shan state.
to 102 Jpeg A bullock cart racing down the track from Pein Ne Bin village near Kalaw, Shan state.
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