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Sinh and Lao Women

The Sinh is a traditional garment worn by Lao women. It’s a simple tube skirt which can identify the woman who wears it  in a variety of ways. The Sinh is made of silk and cotton woven in exquisite motifs as well as delicate embroidery. They come in different textures and designs and are usually created in rural areas by ethic groups. The finest silk is woven and worn by high ranking and urban women who can afford to pay for it. The Sinh, woven with diverse motifs and colors, reflects the culture, social relationships and beliefs from community to community and region to region. A certain type of Sinh is usully worn for a specific event.

Source: V.NATHAVONGDOUANGSY, "Sinh and Lao Women", page 19-21, 2006

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