Museum of Ethnology--page three (of 5 pages)

Left: Muong basket;
center: Laha basket

The round basket made of vines held women's personal objects (jewelry, sewing utensils, betel nut). The rectangular basket of bamboo with indigo dye held marriage clothing and jewelers.

Baskets with straps

Some baskets have straps serving as belts so the basket is carried around the waist. Others have shoulder or head straps.

Center: Muong knife;
Viet betel nut box with shell inlay


Left: Dao mask used in initiation rituals;
center unidentified artifact


Viet water puppets

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