Hainan Island in the South China Sea | 'Only at festivals do the Ha Loi women let thier jewelry down'. Although her face is tatooed this girls chief claim to beauty and social position is her ear load of brass rings. 56 large rings were counted on one women. When the wedding or other ceremony is over, the rings are looped up onto the top of her well combed hair. | Image and caption from National Geographic, September 1938, page 400. Photo by T.C. Lau
The Ha Nhi ethnic minority people at the Muong Hum Market located 50km from Sapa on the Chinese border.
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