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The Dong People
- old men in front of village Ping's drum tower at the central square -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


The Dong People

Here a truck load of Dong people of several generations, which are not dressed the traditional way, which for an outsider makes it impossible to distinguish them from any other Chinese people - - -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


The Dong People
- river life -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


The Dong People
- a "Rain and Wind" bridge in the background to the left -
- and Kit Yu crossing a more modest bridge, connecting the villages Ping and Yan -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


The Dong People
- washing chickens -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


The Dong People
- farming in the Dong village, - no chemicals or poison are used!
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


The Dong People
- preparing for a local celebration at village Ping's central square -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


The Dong People
- half scared, - half curious boys in village Ping -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


The Dong People
- and some not so scared girls -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


The Dong People
- small boys, - totally ignoring the wall writing -  "Everybody must learn Science" -
(Photography by karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


The Dong People
- the market in main village Dong -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


The Dong People
Inside a Dong house in village Ping,- where we were invited for dinner.
Take note of the open fire place, which made me worry quite a lot due to the obvious fire hazard, taking into consideration, that the traditional Dong houses are huge, - made from wood, and built very close to each other.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


The Dong People
- the woman of the house cooking -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


The Dong People
- while family members wait, - and drink tea -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


The Dong People
- inside a traditional Dong house -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


The Dong People
- details inside a traditional Dong house -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


The Dong People
- kitchen details -
Take note of the beautiful pumpkin bowl on the table.  It is used to store the rice after it has been cooked.
Such a beautiful rice bowl can last for about ten years, before it becomes necessary to make a new one.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


The Dong People
- dinner is served at the women's table -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


The Dong People
- and here dinner is served at the men's table -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


The Dong People
- and here the gorgeous dinner is highly enjoyed at dusk on the open terrace -

Normally men and women do not eat together at the same table in the Dong community, but they are easy going and flexible people, and did not mind at all that Kit Yu joined us. Obviously they realized, that I needed her as interpreter, and also they seemed to enjoy that a real "gwei lo" truly enjoyed their company and hospitality, - so we had great fun - -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


The Dong People
- women in the main village Dong -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


The Dong People
A burial party at village Ping -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 

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