Lisu Mountain Village near Fang, Thailand
The Lisu tribe is know as the tribe of many colors because they use many variations of color, one on top of the other, to decorate their traditional costume.(Look back at Lisu Wedding post). The Lisu are a Tibeto- Burman highland tribe originally from southwest China (Yunnan province). Their main occupation is farming. In China they were known to be fierce fighters who waged war to protect themselves against the Han invaders.
You can see the different plots of land, each being farmed by a different family ...
Motor bikes are the main form of transportation (as is the case all over Thailand)
School was just letting out ...
The Lisu people are are orderly and independent and are know to be open to change which has been instrumental in their success as a tribe. My daughter-in-law is Lisu and her family is gracious and loving. She and her immediate family no longer live in Fang. They have a small farm outside of Chiang Doa(see Chiang Doa post), but have relatives in the mountain village that they visit often and participate in Lisu celebrations. It was our honor to be able to learn about the Lisu Tribe and their traditions while in Thailand.
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