One of the largest ethnic minorities in Vietnam is the Hmong Tribe. Hmong originally means “free people”. They came from China, and now live in different regions throughout Vietnam.
The H’mong live at high altitudes and cultivate dry rice and medicinal plants (including opium), and raise animals. There are several groups within the H’mong, including Black, White, Red, Green and Flower, each of which has its own subtle dress code. One of the most recognisable are the Black H’mong, who wear indigo-dyed linen clothing, with women typically wearing skirts, aprons, retro leggings and cylindrical hats.
Black H’mong family, SaPa, Vietnam